African Contemporary Music: North, South, East, and West. Come to know contemporary Africa through the sounds of its music: from South African kwela, jazz, marabi, and kwaito to Zimbabwean chimurenga; Central African soukous and pygmy pop; West African Fuji, and North African rai and hophop. Through reading and listening to live performance, audio and video recordings, we will examine the music of Africa and its intersections with politics, history, gender, and religion in the colonial and post colonial era. (Formerly Music 053).
proposal: Unpacking Tukanoan Sonic Archives, has been chosen for funding by the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA). The funding is provided by the Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund.
In Vancouver, Siel Agugliaro, Glenda Goodman, Naomi Waltham-Smith, and Vanessa Williams delivered papers, Jamuna Samuel chaired a session, and Carlo Lanfossi was awarded a grant in the history of opera. Among the alumni, Roger M. Grant was awarded the SMT Emerging Scholar Award and Martha Feldman the AMS Kinkeldey Award.