« Program: Mbalax Fever: The Story of Popular Music in Senegal

Scholar: Timothy Mangin

Timothy Mangin, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Columbia University where he studies West African and African diasporic popular musics and is finishing his dissertation on mbalax . He has conducted fieldwork in New York City’s underground hip hop and jazz clubs and in Senegal, Cape Verde, and South East Asia. His publications include “Notes on Jazz in Senegal,” in Uptown Conversations: The New Jazz Studies, eds, Robert G. O’Meally, Brent Edwards, and Farah Griffin (Columbia University Press). and “Cosmopolitan Routes. Jazz im Senegal,” in Begegnungen: The World Meets Jazz, Wolfram Knauer editor, Hofheim [Wolke Verlag]. Tim has taught at Columbia, Hunter College, and St. Lawrence University.