We are thrilled to welcome Professor Kofi Agawu (Princeton University) to City University London this Wednesday, 10th April, to give a paper entitled ‘The Minimalist Impulse in African Musical Creativity’. Professor Agawu is one of the leading scholars working on African music, and has published extensively. His books include Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music (1991), which won the Society for Music Theory’s Young Scholar Award in 1994, African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective (1995), Representing African Music: Postcolonial Notes, Queries, Positions (2003) and Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music (2008).
We expect Professor Agawu’s lecture to be extremely popular, so would encourage anyone who wishes to attend to book a place in advance to ensure that they don’t miss out. Attendance is free and places can be booked online via:
The Minimalist Impulse in African Musical Creativity
Wednesday 10th April 2013
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Room A130, College Building
The lecture will be followed by a discussion and small reception.