Publication in: Spring 2023 Issue

West African Music as a Means of Communication, Connection, and Cultural Preservation
Jordan Scheffer
Interdisciplinary Studies
Faculty Mentor(s):
Jonathan King
Abstract / Summary:
This paper examines how West African music in general, as well as specific examples and encounters, impacts and has impacted those in positions of musicianship or cultural students. It examines how undervalued and underappreciated West African music is, ways in which it can be honored more in the future, and how the reach of this broad genre will continue to grow and be appreciated as time goes by.
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