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Ghanaian to speak on ‘Music at the Millennium’

The department of music’s "State of Music at the Millennium" colloquia series will feature a lecture by Kofi Agawu at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts.

Agawu is a noted Ghanaian scholar who has taught at Cornell, Princeton and Yale. His research encompasses both European and African music.

On the European side, his books analyze music of composers ranging from Haydn to Stravinsky. Playing with Signs received an outstanding publication award from the Society for Music Theory in 1994.
On the African side, his book African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective was written with the support of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

The "State of Music at the Millennium" series is part of the "Music at Miami for the Millennium: Harmonizing Excellence, Hearing Diversity" program supported by the President’s Academic Enrichment Fund.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 9-3014.

Date Published: 10/19/2000
Volume: 20   Number: 12

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