FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN HOMELANDS AND SOCIAL THEORY

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 23, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Dance and History of Dance, Music and Music History, Nationalism History / Studies

In affirming the continuing presence and influence of that musico-political vital force known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, we need to acknowledge the fact that African music itself has become a problematic category in an age of galloping globalization. Nowadays, we find African music everywhere and we also find everything in African music. This is not just a question of mere definition or recognition, or a question of genres and sociological utilities. It is a question that goes beyond aesthetic valuation to implicate African music in the centre of an ever-continuing world-formative process. In affirming the continuing presence and influence of that musico-political vital force known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, we need to acknowledge the fact that African music itself has become a problematic category in an age of galloping globalization. Nowadays, we find African music everywhere and we also find everything in African music. This is not just a question of mere definition or recognition, or a question of genres and sociological utilities. It is a question that goes beyond aesthetic valuation to implicate African music in the centre of an ever-continuing world-formative process. In affirming the continuing presence and influence of that musico-political vital force known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, we need to acknowledge the fact that African music itself has become a problematic category in an age of galloping globalization. Nowadays, we find African music everywhere and we also find everything in African music. This is not just a question of mere definition or recognition, or a question of genres and sociological utilities. It is a question that goes beyond aesthetic valuation to implicate African music in the centre of an ever-continuing world-formative process. 

THE FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN HOMELANDS AND SOCIAL THEORY is CALLING ABSTRACTS AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS.

CONFERENCE THEME: AFRICAN MUSIC IN AGE OF GLOBALISATION.  Africana scholars and researchers in the Fela Kuti phenomenon can submit 1 or more abstracts on the conference theme or any other cognate issues relating to the theme for participation at the confefence. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 August, 2017. Abstracts can be submitted to felaconference@gmail.com and mcmikewrights@gmail.com. Accepted abstracts will be communicated to authors and prospective conference participants not later than 3 weeks from deadline of submission. More details of the conference can be found at www.conscienceradio.net and www.facebook.com/ibadanfelabrate

Contact Info: 

OGUNDELE OLUSEGUN MICHAEL

PROGRAM OFFICER, CENTER FOR BLACK ORIENTATION AND AFRICAN CONSCIOUSNESS, IBADAN, NIGERIA

CHAIRMAN, LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

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