Sensory-perceptual ethnomusicology, neurodiversity and learning style
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, 22 February 2019
This presentation explores children's learning processes learning Timbila xylophone music.
Room 828UCL Institute of Education20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0ALUnited Kingdom
Timbila xylophone music is the most famous cultural product of the Chopi people in southern Mozambique.
During full 'ngodo' performances, up to 20 musicians play in rapid and tightly-coordinated improvised phrase-cycles, all accompanied by song and choreographed dance. Elder timbila masters lead these community groups, compose material and are largely responsible for creating the environment within which children and young adults learn and develop.
This presentation explores children's learning processes. Timbila music is "caught and not taught": formal instruction is introduced around age 9.
This event is free and open for all to attend, no booking is required.
- Robbie Campbell
About the Speaker
at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Robbie Campbell is a PhD music student at SOAS researching the relationships between Chopi timbila xylophone music in Mozambique and dyslexia.