Eric Debrah Otchere of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana will be a guest lecturer on Tuesday, November 29th, to discuss, “Seashore Harmonies: The Message in the Songs of a Dying Fishing Culture.” He will speak particularly about two surviving singing-fishing communities in Cape Coast and how the fishing songs reflect the belief system, identity, cosmology, genealogy, and general philosophy of life of the Ghanaian people.
The event will take place on November 29th at 12:30 p.m. in the Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge. All are welcome, but registration is required. Contact Dr. Cati Coe, Professor of Anthropology, to register. Lunch will be served.
This event is sponsored by Africana Studies, the Department of Fine Arts, and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice.