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Prof. Nketiah gets state burial on May 4

botchway April 15, 2019

 

Emeritus Professor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketiah, a renowned Ghanaian Ethnomusicologist, will be given a state burial on Saturday, May 4, preceded by a pre-burial service at the Forecourt of the State House.

The man who is considered as Africa’s premier Musicologist died at age 97 on March 13, this year.

His funeral will be characterised by lots of rich Ghanaian cultural displays as well as performances by the Winneba Youth Choir and the Immanuel Congregation Choir, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Madina New Road, where he fellowshipped.

Professor J.H. Nketiah was born on June, 22,1921 at Asante Mampong. He had over 200 publications and 80 musical compositions to his credit.

He was the first African Director at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, and received awards including the Cowell Award of the African Music Society, Companion of the Order of Star of Ghana, Grand Medal of the Government of Ghana, and the Africanist Award of the African Studies Association of the USA for life long devotion to African Studies.

Credit: myjoyonline.com

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