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Second International Symposium on the Music of Africa

Princeton, NJ, December 2005

The Department of Music at Princeton University will host a Second
International Symposium on the Music of Africa on December 9th and 10th,
2005 in McCormick Hall on the Princeton University campus.  Leading and
emerging scholars from Africa, Europe and the United States will explore
current issues in African music research with a particular focus on
composition, performance and analysis. The keynote speaker will be
Professor Meki Nzewi of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Professor Abiola Irele of Harvard University will deliver the Banquet
Speech. Invited speakers include Eric Akrofi , Kwasi Ampene, Willie Anku,
Eric Charry, Peter Cooke, Akin Euba, Jacqueline Djedje, Lucy Duran,
Susanne Fürniss, Barbara L. Hampton, Bertram Lehmann, David Locke and
Ingrid Monson.  On Friday 9th December, Azaguno, a multi-ethnic ensemble
led by Dr. Paschal Younge and Dr. Zelma Badu-Younge of Ohio University,
Athens will perform traditional and contemporary African music and dance
at 8 pm in Taplin Auditorium.

Registration. While there is no charge for attendance, you must register
by November 21st to be guaranteed admission to all events. To register,
send an e-mail to Michelle Horgan of the Center for Visitors and
Conference Services (
with your name and contact information.

Accommodation. The historic Nassau Inn has reserved a few rooms for
attendees at a special rate of $126.00 a night plus taxes. Call the Inn at
+1-609-921-7500 to make your reservation. This rate will not be available
after 11th November.

Michelle A. Horgan
Conference and Event Services
Princeton University
71 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
+1-(609) 258-6116

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