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10th April, 2013

The Minimalist Impulse in African Musical Creativity

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10th April, 2013
5.30pm - 7.30pm
College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB, UK
Free but booking required

Speaker: Professor Kofi Agawu

The Centre for Music Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Kofi Agawu as guest lecturer to City University London. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and small reception.

Kofi Agawu is Professor of Music at Princeton University, USA and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ghana, Legon. His work has focused on analytical issues in selected repertoires of Western Europe and West Africa. His books include Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music (1991), which won the Society for Music Theory’s Young Scholar Award in 1994, African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective (1995), Representing African Music: Post-colonial Notes, Queries, Positions (2003) and Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music (2008).

A Guggenheim Fellow in 1990-91, he received the Dent Medal from the Royal Musical Association in 1992, the Frank Llewellyn Harrison Medal from the Society for Musicology in Ireland in 2009 and the Howard T. Behrman Award from Princeton University in 2011. He was elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.

For more information please visit the City University London website.

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