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Multiple Interpretations of Dynamics of Creativity and Knowledge in African Music Traditions: A Festschrift in Honor of Akin Euba on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

Omojola, Bode; George Dor

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ISBN 10: 0962747378 / ISBN 13: 9780962747373
Published by MRI Press, Richmond, 2005
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Multiple Interpretations of Dynamics of ...

Publisher: MRI Press, Richmond

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First printing.

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Euba's creative and scholarly work privileges crossover idioms; an intercultural syntax within which village signals are inscribed with transcontinental meanings; the dynamics of change and identity in twentieth century Africa; the interaction between Africa's music traditions and those of the Diaspora. The occasion of his seventieth birthday provides us with an opportunity to examine some of the themes that seek to redefine new directions in African musicology and beyond.

In this collection of essays, the authors explore the nexus between creativity and knowledge, old and new music traditions, and local and global perspectives--themes, which constantly resonate with Euba's work. These scholars have drawn from multiple perspectives--reflecting their diverse and transcendental cultural and academic orientations as African/Africanist musicologists and ethnomusicologists; as composers, performers, and analysts of intercultural art music; as advocates of Black Diaspora studies.

Contributors: Meki Nzewi, Kofi Agawu, Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, Mosunmola Omibiyi-Obidike, Anne Boyd, Joshua Uzoigwe, Denise A. Seachrist, Robert Metil, Jean Ngoya Kidula, Oyebade Dosunmu, Bode Omojola, and George Dor.

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Bode Omojola is a Five College Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Mount Holyoke College, USA (2006-). He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Leicester, England. A former Radcliffe Fellow in African Music at Harvard University (2004-2005), Dr. Omojola has taught at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and Northeastern University in Boston, USA.

George Worlasi Kwasi Dor (Ph. D., University of Pittsburgh, PA) is the Sally McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology and Associate Professor of music at the University of Mississippi.

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