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Ghana’s astute scholar and ethnomusicologist, Emeritus Professor Joseph Hansen Kwabena Nketia has died.
“Emeritus Prof. Nketia’s life symbolises the evolution of our nation in the 20th Century. There are many parallels in his life’s story, which mirrors the national endeavours in the country,” Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu II said of him at the event.
President Nana Akufo-Addo at the same event described him as “one of the legends of the ages”.
He remained intellectually active even at 95 years as he launched his last book publication, Reinstating Traditional Music in Contemporary Contexts, on June 22, 2016.