• Prof Nketia conducting the Ghana Police Band at a ceremony in Accra last year
• Prof Nketia conducting the Ghana Police Band at a ceremony in Accra last year

Police Band to honour Prof Nketia, others

The Ghana Police Band, under the direction of Supt. Dr Frank Hukporti, will hold a concert to celebrate the musical life of Emeritus Prof. J. H. Kwabena Nketia on Monday, July 3 at the Ghana Police Church, 37, in Accra.


Also to be celebrated  at the concert  are four other Ghanaian music educationists/composers: Prof C.W.K. Mereku,  Dr Joshua Amuah, Lawyer  W. E.  Offei and Mr Kenn  Kafui.

“We are aware of the enormous contributions those people have made to the study of music in this country and also the value of their compositions. We believe they must be publicly appreciated  and that is why we are holding what we call the ‘Republic Day Concert’ in their honour,” said Supt. Dr  Hukporti,  the Director of Bands in the Ghana Police Service.

Prof. Nketia, 96,  is considered Africa's foremost musicologist and  best- known authority on African music and aesthetics in the world. A strong advocate for the promotion of African values and culture, he has more than 200 publications and 80 musical compositions to his credit.

The Inspector-General of Police,  David Asante-Apeatu, and several other dignitaries are expected to attend the 3.00pm concert which is free to the general public.

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