IMANI SANGA

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM


Imani Sanga (PhD, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) is Professor of Music in the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. His research areas include popular music, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, postcolonial theory and social identities. His work has appeared in leading journals in the fields of music and culture, African studies, literary studies and postcolonial studies including: Ethnomusicology, Ethnomusicology Forum, Yearbook for Traditional Music, African Music, Popular Music Studies, Popular Music and Society, African Studies Review, African Identities, Journal of African Cultural Studies, International Review of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music, Critical Arts, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Journal of Literary Studies and Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies. He is currently working on a book concerning the use of musical figures in Tanzanian Swahili literature. He has taught courses ranging from popular music, and composition to aesthetics and gender. He is a recipient of research fellowships including African Scholars Program (2007), African Humanities Program (2009) and National Humanities Center (2019-2020).

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