Florian Carl

  • University of Cape CoastDepartment of Music and Dance

Contact Info:

  • florian.carl@ucc.edu.gh

Biography

Prof. Florian Carl is a Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and current Head of the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He holds an M.A. in Musicology, Sociocultural Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Cologne and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media (Germany). His major research interests are in popular culture, music, and media in everyday life. He is author of Berlin/Accra: Music, Travel, and the Production of Space (LIT 2009), and his research articles appear in the Yearbook for Traditional Music, The Globalization of Musics in Transit (Routledge 2014), Ghana Studies and other peer-reviewed journals and volumes.

He has also recently co-edited a special issue on “Music, Health and Wellbeing” for the Legon Journal of the Humanities, and is currently completing a book manuscript on Christian popular music in Ghana.