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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Kofi Agawu, Princeton University, USA: “Tonality as a colonizing force in African music” — CIRMMT
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