Guest Lecture Examines the history of popular music in Ghana

On Friday March 19th Dr. Nate Plageman (Wake Forest University) discussed the historical significance of popular musical recreation in the period surrounding Ghana's 1957 independence from Great Britain. During his talk, Dr. Plageman examined how and why popular "High life" music mattered to its 1950s audiences and how it contributes to understanding gendered and generational social changes in the recent Ghanaian past.