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Ghana celebrates works of Amu, three others 8/23/2007
Accra, Aug 22, GNA - A jubilee music concert was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Tuesday night to celebrate the works of four Ghanaian accomplished composers as part of the activities marking the country''s Golden Jubilee.

They are Dr Ephraim Amu, Professor J. H. Kwabena Nketia, Dr Gyima Labi and the Reverend Robert Gaddiel Acquaah, icons of African Classical Music, whose works helped to position the culture and personality of the African internationally.

President John Agyekum Kufuor and Mrs Theresa Kufuor were among the personalities at the concert.

The programme was jointly organised by the International Centre for Music and Dance, the Winneba Youth Choir, the National Symphony Orchestra, African Chorus Incorporated of the United States (US) and the Ghana @ 50 Secretariat.

It featured the trio of virtuoso instrumentalists, Rachel Barton, Dr Wendy Hymes and Rodger French from the US. Ghanaian internationally acclaimed concert pianist, currently domiciled in the US, Dr George Francois and 10 string instrumentalists from Nigeria were also on hand to thrill the audience with scintillating classical music performance.Source:

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