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Adjei Godwin

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar, 2013-14

  • About

    Godwin specializes in ethnomusicology and is a research fellow in Music and Dance at the University of Ghana, Legon. He completed his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in African Studies at the University of Ghana. His current research is on Drums and the Dynamics of Chiefship in the Akuapem State of Ghana. This research will explore how a particular genre of music, dance, and instruments in Akuapem is a medium for negotiating and encoding sameness and difference between the Akan and Guan ethnic groups. During his six-month stay at the U of M, Adjei will be working with Dr. Kwasi Ampene who is associate professor in DAAS and the School of Music, Theater, and Dance and the director of the Center for World Performance Studies at the university.