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Barbara Hampton

Office: Room 400f Hunter North
Phone: 212-772-5153

Barbara L. Hampton’s most recent book (edited) is Through African-Centered Prisms (critical essays on African American expressive culture). She is one of the authors of Africa (vol. 1, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music), African American Sacred Music (vol. 3, the JVC Anthology of Music and Dance in the Americas), African Musicology (University of California Press), To the Far Corners (Harmonie Press), Transformation and Resiliency in Africa (Howard University Press) and other books. She has also authored several articles on African and African American traditional and popular music and women musicians. Founder of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), she served as SEM's newsletter editor and as a member of its council and national executive board. She founded the Music and Gender Study Group of the International Council of Traditional Music. She has served as a member and/or chair of panels of the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Fellowships Program and the National Academy of Sciences (FF/NRC). Frequent appearances on broadcast media include stations of the National Public Radio, PBS (Great Performances) and the BBC.

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