‘The Minimalist Impulse in African Musical Creativity’

Visiting Lecture by Professor Kofi Agawu, Princeton University (Wednesday April 10th 2013) now available on YouTube:
Kofi Agawu is Professor of Music at Princeton University, USA and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ghana, Legon. His work has focused on analytical issues in selected repertoires of Western Europe and West Africa. 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). A Guggenheim Fellow in 1990-91, Professor Agawu received the Dent Medal from the Royal Musical Association in 1992, the Frank Llewellyn Harrison Medal from the Society for Musicology in Ireland in 2009 and the Howard T. Behrman Award from Princeton University in 2011. He was elected Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.