I’m an Africanist musicologist, educator, percussionist and vocalist. My primary research interests include Ugandan ritual music and popular music. My teaching interests are quite broad, but I am mainly intrigued by the dynamic interaction among art, its creators, and society at large, particularly with regard to ritual performance. I’m not generally in the habit of coining terms, but “artclectic” does seem to describe the kind of academic I am trying to be.
I recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Music History and Ethnomusicology at Claflin University, where I teach music history, world music, and a bit of percussion.