|Region of Interest|
|Primary Country of Residence|
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne. 3010.
|Countries of Specialization|
Guinea; Mali; The Gambia; Senegal.
PhD, University of Melbourne
Cultural policy, history, and the arts in Guinea, Mali, The Gambia, and Senegal. West African music. Griots. Mande diaspora.
2019: "Digital archives in Africa and the Endangered Archives Programme", in The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. Hannah Lewi, Wally Smith, Steve Cooke & Dirk vom Lehn (eds). London: Routledge, pp. 169-177.
2019. "Mande music", in Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. Volume 12: Africa. David Horn, John Shepherd, Gabrielle Kielich, Heidi Feldman (eds). New York: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 383-387.
2019. "Africa, West: Guinea", in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Janet Sturman (ed). California: SAGE Publications.
2019. "Guinea. History, Culture and Geography of Music", in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. Janet Sturman (ed). California: SAGE Publications.
2018. "Sound archives in West Africa". The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage. Sarah Baker, Catherine Strong, Lauren Istvandity & Zelmarie Cantillon (eds). London: Routledge, pp. 367-375.
2018. Contributions to “Remote capture: Digitising documentary heritage in challenging locations”. Jody Butterworth, Andrew Pearson, Patrick Sutherland and Adam Farquhar (eds). Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, pp. 149, 152, 155.
2018. "Sex, drugs and female agency: Why Siramori Diabaté’s song 'Nanyuman' was such a success in Mali and Guinea", with Brahima Camara & Jan Jansen. Journal of West African History. 4 (1), pp. 57-74.
2017. "YouTube in academic teaching: A multimedia documentation of Siramori Diabate’s song ‘Nanyuman’", with Brahima Camara & Jan Jansen. Searching for Sharing: Heritage and Multimedia in Africa. Daniela Merolla & Mark Turin (eds). Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, pp. 81-108.
2017. Review: “Copyright Africa: How intellectual property, media and markets transform immaterial cultural goods”, Ute Röschenthaler & Mamadou Diawara (eds). Anthropos. 112 (2), pp. 706-707.
2017. Review: “Fela: Kalakuta notes”, by John Collins. Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. 73 (3), pp. 516-518.
2016. "A guide to The Syliphone Archive". British Library Sounds. http://eap.bl.uk/downloads/eap187_guide_syliphone_archive.pdf.
2015. "Music for a revolution: The sound archives of Radio Télévision Guinée". From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme, Maja Kominko (ed). Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2015, pp. 547-586. DOI 10.11647/OBP.0052.
2014. "Diplomacy pays" ["Les Ambassadeurs of African music"]. fRoots, 374/375, pp. 35-37.
2013. Review: “Eurafricans in Western Africa. Contested arenas of commerce, social status, gender, and religious observance”, by George E. Brooks. Australasian Review of African Studies. 26 (2), pp. 76-77.
2013. "Guinea radio archives. Rescuing the reels". fRoots. 360, pp. 35-37.
2012. "Conserving the archives of a national broadcaster". Context. 37, pp. 121-127.
2012. Reviews: “Burkina Faso musiques. Modern Voltaïques” and “Musiques modernes et traditionnelles du Mali”, by Florent Mazzoleni. Australasian Review of African Studies. 33 (1), pp. 192-194.
2011. Review: “Stirring the pot: A history of African cuisine”, by Peter McCann. Australasian Review of African Studies. 32 (1), pp. 154-155.
2010. "Music for a coup - "Armee Guineenne". An overview of Guinea's recent political turmoil". Australasian Review of African Studies. 31 (2), pp. 94-112.
2009. "Archival and research resources in Conakry, Guinea". History in Africa. 36, pp. 439-445.
2009. Mande popular music and cultural policies in West Africa. Germany: VDM.
2009. Keletigui et ses Tambourinis. The Syliphone years. Sterns. STCD 3031-32. 2 compact discs.
2009. "Digitising and archiving Syliphone recordings in Guinea". Australasian Review of African Studies. 30 (1), pp. 144-150.
2009. "In reel time: Saving Africa's endangered archives". Planetree. Spring, pp. 21-23.
2008. Review: “Ouidah. The social history of a West African slaving ‘port’. 1727-1892”, by Robin Law. Australasian Review of African Studies. 29, pp. 162-163.
2008. Balla et ses Balladins. The Syliphone years. Sterns. STCD 3035-36. 2 compact discs.
2007. Bembeya Jazz National. The Syliphone years. Hits and rare recordings. Sterns STCD 3029-30. 2 compact discs.
2007. Authenticite. The Syliphone years. Guinea's Orchestres Nationaux and Fédéraux 1965 - 1980. Sterns. STCD 3025-26. 2 compact discs.
2007. Review: “Conflict & collusion in Sierra Leone”, by David Keen. Australasian Review of African Studies. 28, pp. 168-170.
2006. "Syliphone records". The Rough Guide to Africa & Middle East. Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham & Jon Lusk, eds. London: Rough Guides.
2005. Review: “Sunjata. A West African epic of the Mande peoples”, by David C. Conrad. Australasian Review of African Studies. 27 (1), pp. 96-100.
2005. Directory of Africanists in Australasia and the Pacific. 6th ed. Melbourne: AFSAAP.
2005. "Guinea's Syliphone recording label." The Rough Guide to World Music. London: The Rough Guides.
2005. Bembeya Jazz National. The Syliphone Years. Stern's. STCD 3021-22. 2 compact discs.
2004. "The return of Mali's national arts festival," in Mande-Manding. Background Reading for Ethnographic Research in the Region South of Bamako. Jan Jansen (ed). Leiden: Leiden University Department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.
2004. "Popular Music and Politics in Sekou Toure's Guinea". Australasian Review of African Studies. 26 (1), pp. 26-42.
2003. "Cultural policy and music in Mali." Africa Quarterly. 43 (3), pp. 36-51.
2002. "Regionalisation." Roots. 225, pp. 45, 47.
2001. "Golden Guinea." Roots. 211/212. pp 46-47, 49.
music; cultural policy; history; arts; West Africa; griots; Mande.