Presenting World Music On Radio

Key information

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Module code
FHEQ Level
School of Arts & Department of Music

Module overview

This module focuses on developing practical skills required in presenting and producing world music on radio, primarily with reference to the BBC, and to a lesser extent, to community radio in the UK, though other radio styles and formats will be reviewed.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

Students will learn how to use radio as a resource for the study and appreciation of music in a critical way, and develop their knowledge of various music traditions and archival resources in the process of selecting and/or recording music for their own course work. They will also learn about issues surrounding the marketing and representation of world music. Each student will have the opportunity to act as presenter and producer in the creation and realisation of a radio programme.


  • 2 hours per week

Method of assessment

  • 100% Coursework

Suggested reading

  • Furniss, Graham & Fardon, Richard (eds) (2000): African broadcast cultures: radio in transition
  • Rough Guides to World Music, 4th edition, 2006 vols 1 & 2
  • Garland Encyclopaedia of World Music
  • Rough Guide to World Music series
  • Putumayo World Music Series


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