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Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo is originally from Ghana, and recently completed his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh. As Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, he will be leading a new African Music and Dance Ensemble, and will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in African music and culture.
Dr. Klisala Harrison was born in Sechelt, B.C, and completed her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology in 2008 at York University. As a postdoctoral teaching and research fellow, she will be teaching exciting courses on popular music, Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada, and on Applied Ethnomusicology, with a focus on the impact of music in the communities of the Downtown East Side.
Kofi and Klisala will bring wonderful new dimensions of music and culture to the School, and it is a great pleasure to welcome them both to UBC. We look forward to the important new contributions they will make and the innovative and positive impact their work here will have!