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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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His awards include the Dent Medal inawarded by the Royal Musical Association and International Musicological Society for “outstanding contribution to musicology. Society for Music Theory members Sign in via society site. The Evidence for Northern Ewe Music. Schauert, Representing Ghanaian Music: African Rhythm, a Northern Ewe Perspective. Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies atawu, vol. Essays in Honor of Jean-Jacques Nattiezed.

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. While the book is primarily concerned with traditional music, he also guides readers through well-chosen examples of African popular and art musics.

Notes on the Rev. He is the author of five monographs and numerous articles and reviews. Kofi Agawu was born in Ghana, where he received his initial education before studying composition and analysis in the UK and musicology in the US.

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Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Stanley Sadie Oxford University Press, 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 kpfi music have represented and transformed traditional resources.

Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. A Critical History Indiana University,p. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The Technologizing of the Word. Views Read Edit View history. Music analysis, musical semiotics, African music, postcolonial theory. Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. He wrote the book African Rhythm, A Northern Ewe Perspective, which deals with the relationship and interference of kofo Ewe language and their music in everyday lives revealing a greater horizon for African rhythmic expression.

Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions. This topic deserves a somewhat fuller treatment in an introduction to the African imagination in music. Stephen Hefling Schirmer, Text, Context, Interpretationed. Essays on His Life and Worked. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Don’t have agaawu account?


Intercultural Music Studies, 7. Kofo article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. The African Imagination in Music. Reprinted in Popular Music: 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 kpfi, research, and music theory broadly conceived.

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He is a Professor of Music at Princeton University. Theory of African Musicvol. Essays on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Musiced.

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