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Daniel Kodzo Avorgbedor, PhD (Indiana University, Bloomington, 1986)


Tel Ghana, local: 0207060435; from overseas: +233 207060435
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Dept of Music, School of Performing Arts (also Institute of African Studies), University of Ghana, PO BOx 19, Legon, GHANA

E-mail: davorgbedor@ug.edu.gh; avorgbedor1@yahoo.com; perazimm@gmail.com
Personal homepage: http://beaconpros.com


Positions [For details, follow PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS / GRANTS, PRESENTATIONS]

Post-Retirement Contract, Associate Professor of Music and African African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon (current)
Academic Director, World Learning, Inc. (2010-12)
Visiting Scholar (2012) University of Ghana, Legon, Institute African Studies, Music Division
Guest Lectures/AMA Archival Guest Researcher (2012) Gutenberg Univ. African Music Archive, Mainz
Visiting Scholar(2009; 2010) Humboldt University, ZfL, Berlin, Germany
Associate Professor (1995-2009) School of Music /Dept of African American & African Studies,
  The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Head/Coordinator (2004-2008), Ethnomusicology Program, Ohio State University, Columbus
Co-Director (2007-2009) Lusophone Research Working Group, Ohio State University, Columbus
Past President (2006-2007) Midwest Chapter of Society for Ethnomusicology
Regional Representative, ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music, 2014--)
Nominee, Second Vice President, Society for Ethnomusicology (2008)
Chair, Jaap Kunst Prize Committee, Society for Ethnomusicology, 2012-2014)
Regional Chair, International Committee on Urgent Anthropological Research
Member, Editorial Board, Temple University Press (African Expressive Cultures);
African Music Journal; African Musicology Online; Journal of African Musical Arts

For details, follow PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS/GRANTS, PRESENTATIONS
 

Daniel received his PhD from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1986 and has since taught at the University of Ghana (Legon,, 1986-1989), Bretton Hall College (UK, 1989), City College of New York, and at the Ohio State University, 1995-2009. He served as editor of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, 1990-1994 and his research and teaching specializations include African Diaspora—theory and method; world music theories and pedagogy, music in urban contexts, music in relation to human mobility and diasporic formations; contemporary Christian music and dimensions of sacred-secular continua in African and African American contexts, African retentions in African-American performance and expressive cultures, musical traditions of the Anlo-Ewe of Ghana. Guest speaker on African Diaspora, contemporary African music and popular culture, etc. Daniel also conducts workshops and lectures on African drumming and indigenous Ewe narrow-strip loom weaving.

Contributed essays in Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (1998), New Grove Dictionary of Music (2000; 2011 [online]), African Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2004), Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs; Practices, and Culture (ABC-CLIO, 2004), Ewe Handbook, Vol. 3 (Woeli, 2005). He edited the collection essays, The Interrelatedness of Music, Religion and Ritual in African Performance Practice (Mellen, 2003) and also guest-edited a special issue of World of Music on “Cross-Cultural Aesthetics” (2003). His essays appeared in Ethnomusicology, World Music, Oral Tradition, Research in African Literatures, Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles, etc. Major grants received include NEH (team), Guggenheim, Wenner-Gren, and Lilly Endowment.