Invitation to Book Launch on the Life and Utterances of Ephraim Amu - Rev. Prof. Philip T. Laryea

Starting October 26, 2017 - Ending October 26, 2018

Members of the University community and the general public are hereby invited to a book launch.

TitleEphraim Amu – Patroitism and Nation Building, Perspectives from the Life and Utterances of Ephraim Amu.

Ephraim Amu was a renowned music writer and a composer who was born on 13th September 1899 at Peki-Avetile in the Volta Region.

Amu composed several musical pieces, among them is "Yen Ara Asase Ni" the nationally acclaimed patriotic song that is performed at national functions.

Amu is particularly known for his use of the atenteben, a traditional Ghanaian bamboo flute; he promoted and popularized the instrument throughout the country, and composed music for it.

On Saturday, 27 March 1965, the University of Ghana conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Music on Ephraim Amu at the University of GhanaLegon.

Author: Rev. Prof. Philip T. Laryea

Date: 24th November 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Venue: Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall

Chairman: Sir Sam Jonah

 

All are cordially Invited