Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia
Mampong ~ Ghana
Musicologist and composer J.H. Kwabane Nketia is the Founding Director of the International Center for African Music and Dance at the University of Ghana. He has made an outstanding contribution to the dissemination and advancement of knowledge about African music and the cross-fertilisation of traditional and contemporary musical forms and techniques, and to the performing arts more in general.