David Locke

David Locke

Contact Info:
Department of Music
Granoff Music Center, M146
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-2419
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Office Hours:
By appointment

Professor of Music

Ph.D., Wesleyan University (1978)
B.A., Wesleyan University (1972)

Ethnomusicologist and Performer. Founder and director, Agbekor Drum and Dance Society. Appointed 1986.

Research Interests
Music and dance of West Africa.


Recent Publications

  • "Call and Response in Ewe Agbadza Songs," Analytic Approaches to World Music Journal, 3(1), 2013
  • "Skin as a Metaphor for Ethnomusicological Inquiry about Dagomba Drumming," Parole #2: Phonetic Skin / Phonetische Haut, Annette Stahmer (ed.), Salon Verlag, Cologne, p. 49-59, 2012
  • "A History of the African Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology," Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter, Winter, 2012