James Burns

James Burns is Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) at Binghamton University. His research spans the music, languages, religions, and literatures of Africa and the Diaspora. He has conducted over five years of ongoing fieldwork in Ghana, Togo, and Benin with Ewe-Fon, Akan, and Dagbamba (Dagomba) ethnic groups. He has compiled a CD of Ewe dance-drumming entitled Ewe Drumming from Ghana: “The Soup which is Sweet Draws the Chairs in Closer” (2005) and is himself a performer of African and Afro-Caribbean traditional music.

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