Wednesday, October 21, 2009

'Dialogue in Music Project: Africa Meets North America', 'Symposium and Festival' Oct. 22-25 UCLA

[Akin Euba established “Dialogue in Music Project” in 1990]
Thursday–Sunday, Oct. 22–25
by Shilo Munk October 13, 2009

Dialogue in Music Project: Africa Meets North America

Third International Symposium and Festival

The four-day Dialogue in Music Project festival and symposium at UCLA will focus on intercultural relations between Africa and North America through performances, lectures, workshops by African and North American composers and performers, and scholarly papers and panels on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora.

The project was established in 1990 as a biennial international symposium and festival at the Center for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College, Cambridge, under the direction of Nigerian composer, musicologist and pianist Akin Euba. Symposia and festivals have been held in several locations around the globe, including China and India. Each symposium and festival contributes to Euba's idea of "intercultural musicology," which encourages creativity between cultures and within musical expressions.

Nightly concerts are free. Registration for all other symposium events is $50 (four days) or $15 (daily). All events are free for students. For more information on the festival and a full schedule and list of participants, visit [A detailed biographical profile of Akin Euba can be found at, which features a Works List, Bibliography and Electronic Resources compiled by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin]

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