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Like a bell pattern urging us to dance, an insistent refrain rings throughout Kofi Agawu’s illuminating new study of traditional, popular, and art. The Graduate Center—CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Kofi Agawu to the faculty of the music department. Prof. Agawu is a. Research Interests: Semiotics, West African Music, Western European Music, semiotics, chromaticism, music and language, postcolonial theory, rhythm.

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Kofi Agawu Appointed to GC Faculty

Theory of African Musicvol. Email alerts New issue alert. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?

Danuta Mirka Oxford University Press, This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. His awards include the Dent Medal inawarded by the Royal Musical Association and International Musicological Society for “outstanding contribution to musicology. He has served on the editorial boards of leading journals qgawu musicology, music theory, African music and ethnomusicology.

This demonstration [of core melodic principles] will hopefully disrupt any lingering suspicions that African melody is primitive, inferior, or unsophisticated The Technologizing of agauw Word. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Essays in Honor of Jean-Jacques Nattiezed.


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December Agqwu how and when to remove this template message. A Critique of Africanist Ethnomusicology. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Sign In or Create an Account. Agawu is concerned throughout the book to correct what he regards as false or misleading interpretations, many of which he rightly sees as consequences of colonial rule and the postcolonial aftermath.

Structural Set Analysis of African Music 1: Michael Musgrave Cambridge University Press, He wrote the book African Rhythm, A Northern Ewe Perspective, which deals with the relationship and interference of the Ewe language and their music in everyday lives revealing a greater horizon for African rhythmic expression.

The African Imagination in Music.

John Tyrrell and Stanley Sadie, vol. Akustische, tonometrische und psychoakustische Studien auf vergleichender Grundlage. He is the author of five monographs and numerous articles and reviews. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora. He is a Professor of Music at Princeton University.


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Kofi Agawu, Princeton University, USA: “Tonality as a colonizing force in African music” — CIRMMT

Most users should sign in with their email address. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. His work focuses on analytical issues in selected repertoires of Western Europe and West Africa. While the book is primarily concerned with traditional music, he also guides readers through well-chosen examples of African popular and art musics.

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