Oladele Ayorinde

Oladele Ayorinde

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Oladele Ayorinde is a ‘THInK’ (Transforming the Humanities through Interdisciplinary Knowledge) Doctoral Fellow at the Wits School of Arts (WSOA), Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg South Africa. He is also a Research Fellow of the Africa Open Institute for Music, Research and Innovation (AOI), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. Through the lens of music, Oladele is exploring the nexus between human agency and social transformation in contemporary Africa. His research interests include African popular culture and popular music; African musical connections with America, Asia and Europe; music, urban centres and cities; public cultures and globalization; artistic research in music; music and modernity; cultural policy and management in Africa; music documentation/archive; African festival cultures.