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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Retrieved 22 July December Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studiesvol. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. This document and all portions thereof are protected by U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stephen Hefling Schirmer, agasu Views Read Edit View history. This topic deserves a somewhat fuller treatment in an introduction to the African imagination in music.


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Structural Set Analysis of African Music 1: He is a Professor of Music at Princeton University. 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. Notes on the Rev. His awards include the Dent Medal inawarded by the Royal Musical Association and International Musicological Society for “outstanding contribution to musicology.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. He wrote the book African Rhythm, A Northern Ewe Perspective, which deals with the relationship and interference koti the Ewe language and their music in everyday lives revealing a greater horizon for African rhythmic expression.

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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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Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology. His work focuses on analytical issues in selected repertoires of Western Europe and West Africa. Sign In Forgot password? Schauert, Representing Ghanaian Music: Citing articles via Google Scholar.

Kofi Agawu

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

Simon Frith New York: This demonstration [of core melodic agawj will hopefully disrupt any lingering suspicions that African melody is primitive, inferior, or unsophisticated It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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A Critical Introduction, ed. Anthony Pople Cambridge University Press, Il sapere musicaletranslated by Fulvia De Colle, ed. He is the author of five monographs and numerous articles and reviews. Stanley Sadie Oxford University Press,