SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies


Dr Lucy Duran
Lecturer in African Music, SOAS,

  • Music in the Mande cultural world;
  • popular music in Africa and its Caribbean connections; 
  • Afro- Cuban music;
  • West Africa, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Latin Caribbean, Cuba

Dr Angela Impey
Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, SOAS,

  • The role of music/performance as oral testimony;
  • historical text and political agency in contexts where poverty, spatial rupture and other forms of socio-economic exclusion refelct a more complex legacy of hegemony;
  • Southern Africa (South Africa/Mozambique), Sudan, Ethiopia