Well researched manuscripts are invited from Music, Arts and African Studies scholars as contributions to a festschrift in honour of Dr. A. A. Ogisi, who is an erudite music scholar and teacher with experience spanning over forty years of teaching music courses in tertiary institutions. He is an ethnomusicologist of repute, having obtained his Master of Arts in African music studies in 1987 at The University of Ibadan. His Master of Arts dissertation entitled ‘’Burial Songs in Itsekiri Culture’’ has been a highly referenced material in the University of Ibadan’s library in the 1990s. Ogisi is a contemporary of Professors Onyee Nwankpa, Bode Omojola and Josephine Mokwunyei to mention but a few at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he had his first degree. His Ph.D. thesis makes him one of the pioneers of popular music scholarship in Nigeria. He is a composer, conductor, performer and conference speaker.
This festschrift is themed: African Popular Musicology and Music Education has the following sub-themes:
1. Conceptual Framework of African Popular Music
2. African Popular Music and Diplomacy
3. African Popular music and Music Education
4. African Popular Music and Conflict Resolution
5. Periodization in African Musicology
6. African Popular Music and Religion
7. African Popular Music in the Church
8. Popular Music and Music Education
9. Creating Synergy Between Popular Musicians and Academia.
10. Popular Music and the Creative Arts and works which are tangential to music studies will also be accepted.
All manuscripts are expected to be written in line with APA sixth edition stylesheet. Accepted manuscripts will be published by a reputable publishing house.
ic and Diplomacy
sic studies will also be accepted.
Charles O. Aluede Ph.D
Professor of Music
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
Albert Oikelome Ph.D
Assoc. Professor of Music
University of Lagos.
Yemi Akperi Ph.D
Baptist Theological Seminary, Benin-City.