Kaye, Andrew Laurence (E)
Title: "Koo Nimo and His Circle: A Ghanaian Musician in Ethnomusicological Perspective"
Wiener Library location: ML419 .N56 K39 1992g [xiii, 526 leaves]
Dates: defense: 11–25–91 deposit: 2–12–92 degree awarded: 2–12–92
Abstract: A social biography and ethnomusicological assessment of Daniel Kwabena Amponsah, known as Koo Nimo, a contemporary Ghanaian musician, ensemble leader, educator, and union activist. Topics discussed include the ethnomusicological structure into which Koo Nimo enters, family, ethnoeconomic background, full-time career as a technician and part-time work as a musician, the development of his musical style and reputation within the context of Ghana's musical and socieconomic development, and his work as musicians' union president and musical activist. His music and social circle are analyzed closely. [RILM]
Committee: Christensen (S), Edwards, Largey; Alexander Alland (Anthrop), Abraham Rosman