Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fifth International Symposium on the Music of Africa (FISMA) Princeton University, Taplin Auditorium, April 8-9, 2016, Directed by Kofi Agawu

Registration Now Open!

The Department of Music at Princeton University will host its Fifth International Symposium on the Music of Africa (FISMA) on April 8-9, 2016 in Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University. Directed by Kofi Agawu, the two-day event will feature workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and concerts by African master musicians from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Nigeria. Performers include Olivier Tarpaga and the Dafra Kura Band, seperewa player Osei Korankye, mbira musicians Chartwell Dutiro, Jennifer Kyker and Tendai Mapurta, and drummers and dancers of the Ahenemma Cultural Group (led by Kwame Owusu). The keynote speaker will be Professor Bode Omojola of Mount Holyoke College. Workshops will be led or moderated by Professors Jean Ngoya Kidula (University of Georgia) and Kwasi Ampene (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). All events are free and open to the public.  

Schedule of events. Click here for the program

Registration. All FISMA events are free and open to the public, but you must register to be guaranteed a seat in Taplin auditorium. To register, please click Continue below. For questions, please contact Michelle Horgan horgan@princeton.EDU, Conference & Event Services, Princeton University.

Accommodation. A number of rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Hotel in Princeton for those who will need accommodation. Rooms will be available at the conference rate of $139/night plus applicable taxes if reserved by March 17, 2016. Please contact the hotel directly at

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