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African worlds through music

Posted 21 hours 37 min ago
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The 2017 African Studies Fall Lecture brings University of Mississippi professor George Worlasi Kwasi Dor to campus to present "African Worlds Through Music: Diversity, Historicity and Homology in African Music Cultures" on Thursday October 19 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel.

Dr. Dor is the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at Ole Miss. Dor bases his published articles, book chapters, and presentations on inductive research he has conducted on the themes of African music theory, African art music, African indigenous knowledge, creative processes, the African diaspora and dance...

Iconicity: Musicology colloquium with Kofi Agawu

Posted 2 weeks 17 hours ago
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The African Studies Institute and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present a colloquium featuring Princeton University professor Kofi Agawu on October 5 at 5 p.m., Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression:

At the heart of African expressive behavior is a family of devices designed to achieve varieties of sameness through repetition, variation and imitation. While no single term for them has so far emerged from African-language designation, they collectively represent a widespread and favorite modality. I will use C.S Peirce’s term iconicity to refer to this mode of...

The mathematics of music

Posted 5 months 6 days ago
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There's a lot more to the arts and sciences than meets the eye, especially when the great artists or inventive scientsts combine the two to let us all see something beautiful:

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the “Circle of Fifths,” but incorporates Coltrane’s own innovations. Coltrane gave the drawing to...

BTE Experience: A Celebration of Diversity

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
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The UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble presents A Celebration of Diversity, a three-day festival at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens that will be a showcase of multiple different organizations and performers across campus to celebrate the arts:

April 6: Celebration Kickoff will begin the festival and will entail an art/fashion exposition as well as a tabling opportunity for all organizations participating in the festival. Admission is free, but attendees must pick up ticket from Tate Box Office.

April 7: "Celebration of Theatre" is night one and will include performances of...

The Innocents Project

Posted 8 months 6 days ago
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People who have been wrongly processed through the justice system are focus of a three-day residency at the intersection of the arts, civil rights, and social justice begins today on campus:

“The Innocents” is an intersection of numerous artistic disciplines and social subjects, so Frigo’s aim was to reflect that in the programming of UGA’s “Innocents” multi-day residency. To that end, she reached out to the Georgia Innocence Project, the Willson Center, UGA’s Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts, the School of Law...

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