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Dr. Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza


Professor of Music

Dr. Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza is Associate Professor of Music and Head of Performing Arts and Film Department. Nannyonga-Tamusuza is the Coordinator of the Ethnomusicology in Uganda Projects and the founder and Curator of the Makerere University Klaus Wachsmann Audio-visual Archive. She has published on popular music, Catholic Church music, school music competitions and community music and dance. She has researched and published on notions of identity including: sexuality in music and dance; identities in diasporic music; and politics and gender in music as well as a book entitled: Baakisimba: Gender in Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda (Routledge, 2005). She has also published a number of articles in journals and edited volumes on dance as music and music as dance; the interface between ethnomusicology and music education; and music repatriation and sound archiving. She is co-editor of Ethnomusicology in East Africa: Perspectives from Uganda and Beyond (Fountain 2012). She has also published on Women’s negotiation for peace and conflict management using expressive arts; gendered mobile music; and archival studies based on the Makerere University Klaus Wachsmann Music collections. Her current research is on Integrating Performing Arts to Enhance Teaching/Learning Mathematics in Lower Senior Secondary Schools in Uganda.


Musicking the City: Negotiating Socio-Economic Space in Kampala, Capital City of Uganda | Presentation

Musicking the City: Negotiating Socio-Economic Space in Kampala, Capital City of Uganda.


In this presentation, I examination how the music is used an agent for the youth in negotiating the socio-economic space in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

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