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Israel Maweta joins Prof. John Collins, Others for Borborbor Symposium at University of Ghana

Celebrated Ghanaian Traditional Musician, Israel Maweta, has been named one of the key Panelists to join renowned Musicologist/Lecturer, Professor John Collins, at a Borborbor Symposium on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Starting from 9:30am through to 3:00pm, the theme set for the gathering is “Innovation and General Changes in Borborbor Dance-Drumming of The Ghanaian Ewe Youth”.

 Venue is Kwabena Nketia Conference Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon campus.

The event is a collaboration between The Department of Music School of Performing Arts College of Humanities and The Camegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

Israel Nanevi Maweta will be sitting on the panel with Prof. Kodzo Gavua (University of Ghana), Dr. Eyram E.K. Fiagbedzi (University of Ghana), Prof. John Collins (University of Ghana), Ms. Rita Fianu (Dance Leader & Choreographer of Edzordzinam Fafali Borborbor Band), Mr. Wilson Doh (Trumpeter – Dekaworwor Borborbor Group), Mr. Patrick Agbo (Chief Drummer – Edzordzinam Fafali Borborbor Band), and Mr. John Kyere-Amedome (Borborbor Show Host – Accra 100.5fm).

About Israel Maweta:

He is a thoroughbred African Traditional Musician who also majors in other genres such as Gospel, Reggae, Highlife, among others; he holds an active music career spanning over 25 years with at least 23 Albums to his credit (19 Solo Albums, 4 Joint Albums). His latest Solo Album titled “Amenuveve” with 8 songs was released on January 5, 2024 with Telecel Ghana Music Award 2024 ‘Gospel Artiste of the Year’ Winner, Nacee,  featured on 2 of the songs. He is best known for popular songs like “Medi Be Mayi”, “Manor Amesi”, “Tsor Si Gborna”, “Woewoe”, “Mehaya”, “Kristo Yome”, “Mawu Nye”, “Netuwo Di Ha”, “”Wovevewo Nu Ayi”, “Edzobibi”, “Nukeke Li Nawo”, “Akume He”, just to name a few.

He won “Traditional Song Of The Year” at Ghana Music Awards 2003 with his hit single “Akume He”.

Listen to “Amenuveve” Album here: https://ditto.fm/amenuveve

Watch “Don’t Pass Me By” on Youtube:

https://youtu.be/oNhngQFtaa8?si=KSCEU6EGJoKyuOT8

 Watch “Zi Kpoo Remix” (ft. Nacee) on Youtube:

https://youtu.be/aLaz3D-6Rmc?si=X42oeBZ3RadZaZTy



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