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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The chapter on form begins with an outline of twenty-six brief excerpts that Agawu often discusses at the first meeting of an undergraduate survey course —49fifteen of which are from West Africa and six from Central Africa.

Kofi Agawu

Michael Musgrave Cambridge University Press, Il sapere musicaletranslated by Fulvia De Colle, ed. Text, Context, Interpretationed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studiesvol. He is jofi author of five monographs and numerous articles and reviews.

Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora. Stanley Sadie Oxford University Press, African Rhythm, a Northern Ewe Perspective.

Two Readings, with a Comment on Analysis. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Sign In Forgot password? The African Imagination in Music.


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Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. He is a Professor of Music at Princeton University. Victor Kofi Agawuwho publishes as V.

He has served on the editorial boards of leading journals in musicology, music theory, African music and ethnomusicology.

Structural Set Analysis of African Music 1: Intercultural Music Studies, 7. This topic deserves a somewhat fuller treatment in an introduction to the African imagination in music. The Evidence for Northern Ewe Music. His work focuses on analytical issues in selected repertoires of Western Europe and West Africa.

Kofi Agawu Appointed to GC Faculty

In this review, I accept a few of these invitations and comment on issues that I consider likely to interest readers of Music Theory Onlineparticularly those who would like to see more attention paid to African music and musical thought in teaching, research, and music theory broadly conceived.

Routledge, Kovi Agawu, musical scholar, appointed professor”. To be sure, the engagement of prominent composers of art music in scholarly research is pertinent, and documentation of those engagements is more readily available than documentation of how the far more numerous creators and performers of popular music have represented and transformed traditional resources. The Technologizing of the Word. Exceptions to these requirements must be approved agaawu writing by the editors of MTO, who will act in accordance agawy the decisions of the Society for Music Agadu.


Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology.

Agawu is concerned kofu 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. Essays in Honor of Jean-Jacques Nattiezed. Essays on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Musiced.

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I do not see this focus on West kofii Central Africa as a shortcoming: He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom ina master’s degree in musical analysis from King’s College London inand a Ph.

You could not be signed in. Don’t have an account? You do not currently agwwu access to this article. This demonstration [of core melodic principles] will hopefully disrupt any lingering suspicions that African melody is primitive, inferior, or unsophisticated