Patricia Tang, Associate Professor of Music, Ph.D., Harvard University, 2001, is an ethnomusicologist specializing in West African music. She is the author of Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal (Temple University Press, 2007), and the founder and co-director of Rambax, MIT's Senegalese drum ensemble. She received an AAUW American Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2006-2007 for her second book project, Africa Fête and the Globalization of Afropop. Tang's current research focuses on West African musicians in the diaspora. In 2016, Tang was named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow. As a violinist, she has performed and recorded with African artists Nder et le Setsima Group, Positive Black Soul, Balla Tounkara, Balla Kouyate and Lamine Touré & Group Saloum.
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