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Andrew Eisenberg collection of East African commercial sound recordings AD.MC.035


New York University Abu Dhabi Library

Collection processed by Emma Chiu and Brad Bauer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 26, 2018
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Biographical note

Andrew J. Eisenberg is assistant professor of music at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Prior to arriving at NYUAD, he held teaching positions at Northwestern University, Stony Brook University, and Bard College. A musical ethnographer and sound culture researcher specializing in urban Africa and the Indian Ocean world, Eisenberg received his PhD in ethnomusicology from Columbia University in 2009, and carried out postdoctoral research between 2010 and 2013 as a participant in the European Research Council's "Music, Digitization, Mediation" project led by Professor Georgina Born at Oxford University.

Much of Andrew Eisenberg's published and forthcoming scholarship focuses on issues of voice, place, and identity on Kenya's "Swahili coast." In recent years, he has also been carrying out ethnographic research on the music recording industry in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.