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Prof. Charles Nyakiti Orawo

Music and Dance
Kenyatta University


Charles Nyakiti Orawo, Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Dance, Kenyatta University, Nairobi (Kenya) was born in 1947. He holds PTE (Siriba Teachers College; Dip Ed (Music), University of Nairobi; MA and Ph.D. (The Queen’s University of Belfast) in Ethnomusicology and is one of the last students of the late Professor John Blacking. He is an ethnomusicologist, supported with extensive field research experiences in Music traditions of Africa. He has organized and participated in many International Conference and Symposiums both locally and world wide. Prof. Nyakiti has authored ten books on the music traditions of Kenyan communities; contributed chapters and articles to books and renowned International Journals.

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