Welcome to the website of the African Musicology On-line Journal. The Journal is an International, peer-reviewed, e-journal on African Musicology. The journal is published in March and September. The 2017 issues will be free of charge. The other subsequent issues maybe charged a fee of $100 as journal processing fee.
The journal is published by BUREAU FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN MUSICOLOGY
C/o Editor in chief; Prof. Mellitus Wanyama , PhD.
School of Music and performing Arts,
Kabarak University. Kenya.
African Musicology On-Line started out of the vision to develop the field of African Musicology by Africans themselves. The vision was born in Malaysia in 2006 when few African Musicologists met to form the Bureau for the Development of African Musicology.
The aims and objective of African Musicology Online are as follows:
• To serve as the African voice in the field of Musicology at the international level.
• To publish original research papers and reviews by Africans on their own music (encompassing all categories of African music).
• To foster mutual co-operation among African scholars in the field of African Musicology.
• To promote and develop the concept and practice of African Musicology, by Africans.
African Musicology Online is not sponsored by any foreign body neither is fund received from any organization. Interested Sponsors and donors should contact us.
The Bureau for the Development of African Musicology (BDAM) is a private independent, research-oriented outfit founded by Prof. Femi Adedeji and saddled with the responsibility of filling necessary vacuum in African Music scholarship. It consists of interested music scholars from different parts of Africa. It has been discovered that the development of African Musicology needs to be shouldered by Africans in whose blood and spirit the music indwells. There have been so many misconceptions, misrepresentations and over generalizations about what African music is. Besides, myriad of problems in the study of African Musicology need to be tackled at the grassroots level by the owners of the music.