Nii-Dortey Moses

Moses Nii-Dorety
Moses Nii-Dortey is an ethnomusicologist and music educationist. He holds an M. Phil (2004) and PhD. (2012) degrees in African Studies, from the University of Ghana, Legon. His research interests are in art music history of Ghana, the cultural and politcal contexts of folk opera development in Ghana, music and the related arts and traditional festivals as integrated peformances. His research work on Ghanaian folk opera in particular resulted in lead to a fresh transcription and compilation of the music of Saka Acquaye's "The Lost Fishermen," Ghana's most popular musical drama. The work (The Lost Fishermen) has, since 2007, been performed a number of times. Nii-Dortey has been a member of the Ghana National Orchestra (NSO) since 1993 as a cellist.
He was one of the first cohorts of African Presidential Scholars Fellowship by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2008/09. He is also a recepient of the 2011/12 African Humanities Dissertation Fellowship (AHP) of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and took up his residency at the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Recent Publications
Nii-Dortey, M., and Arhine, A., 2010. "The Performing Arts and the Post-Colonial Ghanaian Experience: The Ghana National Symphony Orchestra in Perspective" in Adomako A., Awedoba A., et al. (eds) Research Review Vol. 26 No. 1. Accra: Institute of African Studies.
Nii-Dortey, M., 2012. "Historical and Cultural Context of Folk Opera Development in Ghana: Saka Acquaye's The Lost Fishermen in Perspective" in Perspective" in Adomako Ampofo, Awedoba, A. et al. (eds) Research Review Vol. 26 No. 1 Accra : Institute of African Studies.
Ampofo, A.A. with Alhassan, O., and Dortey, M., Atobrah, D., and Ankrah F., 2007. Examining the Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Streets of Accra. Accra: UNICEF.


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