Celebrating Tufts Professor Emeritus David Locke
Friday, September 29 @ 11:00 am - 9:30 pmFree
Join the Tufts University Music Department, distinguished guest performers and speakers for a daylong series of events marking Ethnomusicologist David Locke’s influential tenure. Take in an 11 a.m. roundtable marking Locke’s impact on African music studies and performance in the North American academy; a 1:45 p.m. hour of performances and testimonials; a 3:30 p.m. symposium on present and future challenges and opportunities in African music ensemble performance; and an 8 p.m. concert featuring Kiniwe, The Agbekor Drum and Dance Society under the direction of Emmanuel Attah Poku, and myriad guest performers. With hosts and moderators Kwasi Ampene and Joel LaRue Smith appearing alongside assembled luminaries working in West African music creation and research.