Visiting Instructor and Jeffrey Campbell Fellow in Music Timothy
Mangin participated in a symposium held at Lincoln Center in New York
City July 13, on hip-hop music in Africa and the Americas.
Mangin, an ethnomusicologist,
was a panelist in the discussion about the growth, impact and influences
of hip hop music in Africa and the U.S. He is the author of Senegalese
Rap and Black Transnationalism and Notes on Jazz in Senegal.
The symposium was held in conjunction with a concert at Avery Fisher
Hall on July 14 by Wyclef Jean and Daara J, titled "America <-> Africa
- Hip Hop's Journey from Terra to the Streets."
Mangin holds a Master of Philosophy in Music (Ethnomusicology) degree
from Columbia University and is completing a Doctor of Philosophy,
also in music (ethnomusicology), at Columbia. He has designed and taught
courses at St. Lawrence in Jazz in American Culture; Musics of the
World: Africa and the Americas; Bebop and Beyond: Jazz in American
Society; and Hip Hop and Modernity. While at Columbia University he
wrote cultural annotations for the digital rendition of The Autobiography
of Malcolm X for the Malcolm X Multimedia Study Environment Project
and compiled jazz, rhythm and blues and spoken work music (and liner
notes information) for a CD accompanying an edited Cultural Reader
on Malcolm X. In 2000 he was a performance instructor for jazz
and Western art music at the National School of the Arts in Dakar,
Posted: July 13, 2005