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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Views Read Edit View history. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Reprinted in Popular Music: For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Structural Set Analysis of African Music 2: While the book is primarily concerned with traditional music, he also guides readers through well-chosen examples of African popular and art musics.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The Evidence for Northern Ewe Music. 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.

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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. Exceptions to these requirements must be approved in writing by the editors of MTO, who will act in accordance with the decisions of the Society for Music Theory.

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

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Don’t agasu an account? 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 agaawu horizon for African rhythmic expression. 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.


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I do not see this focus on West and Central Africa as a shortcoming: The African Imagination in Music. Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions Routledge, Receive exclusive offers agawj updates from Oxford Academic. Theory of African Musicvol. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

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Email alerts New ,ofi alert. Music analysis, musical semiotics, African music, postcolonial theory. December Learn how and when to remove sgawu template message. Victor Kofi Agawuwho publishes as V. 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.

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