Deutsch Intern
Global Systems and intercultural Competence

The interplay of Music and Politics in Nigeria: From the Palace to #EndSARS

Date: 04/27/2024, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Category: Demokratie & soziale Gerechtigkeit, Kulturen & deren Begegnung, Lecture in English, Zertifikat Interkulturelle Kompetenz, C, D, Blockseminare
Location: Domerschulstr. 13, Raum 113
Organizer: Ethnomusikologie // Fachbereich: Ethnomusikologie
Speaker: Dr. Cecilia Prüfer

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of the intricate relationship between music and politics in Nigeria. From the vibrant sounds of traditional rhythms to the contemporary beats of Afrobeat and Afropop, Nigeria's rich musical tapestry reflects and influences the country's political landscape. Focusing on a range of themes, such as the impact of colonialism on Nigerian music, the role of music in resistance and political activism, and the influence of global trends on local musical expressions, students will delve into historical, cultural, and social aspects, gaining insights into the ways in which music has shaped, mirrored, and contested political narratives in Nigeria.

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