Music: A Powerful Tool for International Harmony and Peace

Here is a link to an article in The Norwegian American, a publication with a 130-year history connected to the community of Norwegians and their descendants in the US:

I was pleasantly surprised to see this article published on Christmas Day, 2019. How did it happen? While at a music conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan earlier this year I was approached by a Geneva-based author named Marit Fosse who works closely with diplomats. She interviewed me for an article that I understand will appear in a few different publications, including both this one and a magazine for embassy-affiliated personnel. Hopefully the articles will generate broader interest in the social impact of music.  


Deep Soundings in the Future

Across the past year we have received some excellent proposals for our new book series Deep Soundings: The Lexington Series in Historical Ethnomusicology (Rowman & Littlefield). We anticipate the series will soon include some unique books on musical developments in South Africa, India, Syria, and other places. More details will be posted here as the individual book projects near completion and are prepared for publication.

Here is a link for further information on the book series:


Ambigay Raidoo Yudkoff, PhD:
Activism through Music during the Apartheid Era and Beyond: When Voices Meet

Prof. Soubhik Chakraborty, PhD:
Hindustani Classical Music: A Historical and Computational Study