Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Ph.D.: Kwasi Ampene: 'Nketia festschrift is officially published!!!' [By University of Michigan]

J.H. Kwabena Nketia Festschrift (
Discourses in African Musicology

J.H. Kwabena Nketia Festschrift (
Discourses in African Musicology
Edited by Kwasi Ampene
(University of Michigan)

Wikipedia defines a Festschrift: "In academia, a a book honoring a respected person, especially an academic, and presented during his or her lifetime."

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Ethnomusicology, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California, Los Angeles sends news of the publication today of the J.H. Kwabena Nketia Festschrift.

Kwasi Ampene writes:

Dear All:

On behalf of the editorial committee, I'm delighted to inform you that the Nketia book is available on Amazon and that means the long wait is over, the book is officially out as of today.

I would like to thank you all for your patience. 

The cover prize is $29.99. You will eventually receive your complimentary copy but you can click on the link below if you need a copy now, or forward the link to your friends, students, libraries, professional bodies etc

Retailers can order copies through the Ingram Content Group.

In the meantime, my colleagues at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana are preparing to launch the book in Ghana on July 2, 2015

I have attached a pdf file of the cover for your info.

Best wishes and see you all at the book launch next month.


Kwasi Ampene, PhD

Director, Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)
Associate Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)
Associate Professor, School of Music, Dance, and Theater  (SMTD)

CWPS1080 South University
Suite 2622
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Tel: 734-647-6840

DAAS505 S. State Street
4700 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045
Tel: 734-764-7094
Room: 5504

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