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Sankusem Foundation, a Ghanaian Foundation [Non-Governmental Organization or NGO], was formally registered in August of 2008. Its purposes are two-fold. Firstly, Sankusem promotes contemporary music composition, performance and scholarly works that use African folk music as source material for their exploration. Beginning in August 2010, it will run an annual festival in Ghana that will promote this music through work shops, lectures ad performances. Secondly Sankusem will run an Annual International African Music Composition Competition.
NIA Theatrical Production Company Inc & Sankusem Foundation present violinist Rachel Barton Pine, cellist Sally Singer and pianist George Francois in "The Music of J. H. Kwabena Nketia" Friday June 26th, 2009 from 8pm – 10 pm at Poet’s Den Theater, 309 East 108th Street (between 1st and 2nd avenues) Harlem, NY, 10029.
J. H. Kwabena Nketia has achieved international fame as a musicologist, educator, author and composer. He uses African idioms such as scales, harmonic ...