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CURRICULUM VITAE (In his own typing)

NAME: GODSWAY SETH KWASI ABOTSI
DATE OF BIRTH: 5th JUNE 1955
PLACE OF BIRTH: ACCRA
POSITION HELD : DEPUTY DIRECTOR (PROGRAMMES AND MUSIC DIRECTOR)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
l. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA LEGON - DIPLOMA IN MUSIC - 1980-1984
2. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC - WINNEBA / SPECIALIST CERT. IN MUSIC - 1974-1976
3. JASIKAN TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGE - JASIKAN - TEACHER'S CERTIFICATE 'A'- 1969 -1973.
4. L.A. MIDDLE SCHOOL BOWIRI TAKRABE - MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE - 1959-1967.
CERTIFICATES OBTAINED
l. DIPLOMA IN MUSIC (DISTINCTION)
2. CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC
3. TEACHER'S CERTIFICATE `A' 4 YEARS


3. NEW DRAMATIC EXERCISES - ALLIANCE FRANCAISE - 1999.
WORKSHOP HELD
I. ADAPTATION OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC PRACTICES FOR INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES (FOR STUDENTS OF THE DRAMA SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN (USA) - 1993.
INTEREST
1. EXPERIMENTATION WITH HARMONY USING SPECIFIC PENTATONIC NOTES.
2. LEARNING AND PARTICIPATING IN TRADITIONAL DANCE FORMS AND USING THESE FORMS FOR THE CHOREOGRAPHY FOR MUSICAL PIECES.
3. COMPOSING MUSIC FOR PLAYS, e.g. THE THIRD WOMAN, BRIDE OF THE GODS BY YAW ASARE, WOZA ALBERT BY FUGARD, TIBI' S LAW ETC.
4. COMPOSING MUSIC FOR GHANAIAN FILMS.
5. TEACHING KIDS AND ADULTS TO PLAY THE ATENTEBEN FLUTE & TRADITIONAL DRUMS AND DANCE.
ACHIEVEMENTS
1. RECORDING THE COMPANY'S FIRST ALBUM - WAKE-[ !P - 2003.
2. FORMATION OF A MUSIC/DANCE GROUP UNDER AN NGO (ACTION SERVICE) TO HONOUR AFRICAN PRESIDENTS - 1ST AFRICAN PRESIDENT TO GET THIS HONOUR IS THE LATE PRESIDENT EYADEMA OF TOGO.
3. COMPOSER OF MUSIC FOR MAJOR PROGRAMMES FOR, TV AFRICA IN GHANA e.g. THE MUSIC PLAYED FOR THE NEWS, AND LULLABY
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