A book review is presented for Vicki L. Brennan, Singing Yoruba Christianity: Music, Media, and Morality. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. 210 pp. ISBN 978-0-253-03209-6.

Author Biography

Olabode Omojola’s research focuses on African music, with emphasis on West African, Nigerian, and Yorùbá traditions. As a Five College professor, Omojola teaches at Mount Holyoke College, Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith colleges, and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He has received the Radcliffe Institute fellowship in musicology at Harvard University (2004–2005), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship at the University of Cologne, Germany (1996–1998), and the Northwestern University African Humanities Fellowship Program in African music, hosted by the University of Ghana (2000). Omojola’s publications include numerous articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals such as Ethnomusicology, British Forum for Ethnomusicology , Journal of Popular Music Studies , Research in African Literatures , and Black Music Research Journal. His books include: Yorùbá Music in the Twentieth Century: Identity, Agency, and Performance Practice (University of Rochester Press, 2012), Popular Music in Western Nigeria: Theme, Style, and Patronage System (Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique, 2014), and The Music of Fela Sowande: Encounters, African Identity, and Creative Ethnomusicology (MRI Press, 2009).

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