Andrew Eisenberg


Andrew J. Eisenberg is an ethnomusicologist with an abiding interest in the sounds of urban Kenya. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 2009 and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Much of his published research concerns the musical and nonmusical sounds of social life and politics on the Kenya’s Swahili coast. In recent years he has been researching the recording industry in Nairobi. He has spent a number of years conducting fieldwork in Kenya, supported in part by the U.S. Fulbright-Hays program, the Social Science Research Council, and the European Research Council under the auspices of the “Music, Digitization, Mediation” project at Oxford University.

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