Q & A | Jean Ngoya Kidula and Alexis Abernethy

+ Jean Ngoya Kidula, professor of music (ethnomusicology) and chair of ethnomusicology at Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia, and Alexis Abernethy, associate provost for faculty inclusion and equity and professor of psychology, reflect on the blend of musical cultures throughout Africa, the role of music in navigating polarization, and questions from the audience.

They are interviewed by Roberta King, associate professor of communication and ethnomusicology.

The Fuller Missiology Lectures is an annual conference held by the School of Intercultural Studies. Its 2018 theme, “Global Arts and Witness in Multifaith Contexts,” explored the role of the arts—song, dance, drama, narratives, and visual arts—as a means for cross-cultural understanding and new opportunities for Christian witness in multifaith contexts. The conference was hosted by Roberta R. King, Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology; William A. Dyrness, Senior Professor of Theology and Culture and Dean Emeritus; and Amos Yong, Professor of Theology and Mission and Director of the Center for Missiological Research.