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UKZN Academic in ICTM Study Group on African Musics

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African Music and Dance senior lecturer, Dr Patricia Opondo, attended the 2nd International Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music’s (ICTM) Study Group on African Musics (SGAM) held at the University of Ghana.

ICTM is a scholarly organisation which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries.

The theme of this year’s symposium was African Music Scholarship in the 21st Century: Challenges and Directions. Subthemes were African and afro-diasporic collaborations and exchanges; representations on the francophone presence in African music scholarship; music education philosophies, pedagogies of African music; interdisciplinarity and African music historiographies in critical perspective and new analytical approaches to contemporary African art music traditions.

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