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forthcoming. Ghana Gospel: Christian Popular Music, Ritual, and Media in 21st-Century West Africa (Studies in Music Series, edited by Raimund Vogels and Michael Fuhr). Hildesheim: Olms-Verlag.

2009. Berlin/Accra. Music, Travel, and the Production of Space (Sound Culture Studies Series, vol. 3, edited by Lars-Christian Koch and Raimund Vogels). Münster: LIT.

2004. Was bedeutet uns Afrika? Zur Darstellung afrikanischer Musik im deutschsprachigen Diskurs des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts (Encounters Series, vol. 4, edited by Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst, Reinhard Klein-Arendt and Stefanie Michels). Münster: LIT.

Edited Volumes

2016 (with Eric D. Otchere). Music, Health and Wellbeing: African Perspectives. Special Issue of the Legon Journal of the Humanities (vol. 27, no. 2). Legon, Ghana: College of Humanities, University of Ghana.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2017. “Worshipping in my head”: Everyday Devotional Practices and Disciplines of Listening Among Ghanaian Christians. Ghana Studies 20: 45-69.

2016. (with Rosemond Kutsidzo). Music and Wellbeing in Everyday Life in Ghana: An Exploratory Study. Legon Journal of the Humanities 27(2): 29-46.

2016 (with Eric D. Otchere). On the Music Preferences of Ghanaian Undergraduate Students: A Word or Two. West African Journal of Musical Arts Education 3(1): 75-93.

2014. The Ritualization of the Self in Ghanaian Gospel Music. Ghana Studies 17: 101-129.

2014. Early Comparative Musicology and the Study of Non-Western Music: A Critical Appraisal. Drumspeak: International Journal of Research in the Humanities 5(1): 191-214.

2012. ‘Never Go Back’: Ghanaian Gospel Music, Born-Again Christianity, and the Nonconformity of the Ethnographer. Norient Academic Online Journal 1. http://norient.com/academic/ghanaian-gospel

2011. The Representation and Performance of African Music in German Popular Culture. Yearbook for Traditional Music 43: 198-223.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

2021. Gospel Music in Africa: Christian Popular Music in the Age of Neoliberalism. In Oxford Handbook of World Popular Music, edited by Simone Krüger. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190081379.013.11

2021. Methode als offener Prozess: Reflektionen zur Musikethnologie populärer Kultur in Westafrika (und anderswo). In Diggin’ Up Music: Musikethnologie als Baustelle (Festschrift für Raimund Vogels), edited by Michael Fuhr, Kerstin Klenke and Oliver Seibt, 56-73. Hildesheim: Olms Verlag.

2017. Music and the Ghanaian Diaspora: Transnational Trajectories and Cultural Identity. In Revisiting African Studies in a Globalized World, edited by Albert K. Awedoba, Jacob U. Gordon, Esi Sutherland-Addy and Akosua Adomako Ampofo, 297-311. Accra: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon (Smartline Publishers).

2015. “Obiaa pɛ sɛ ɔkɔ international” – Negotiating the Local and the Global in Ghanaian Hiplife Music. In Speaking in Tongues: Pop lokal global (Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung, vol. 42), edited by Dietrich Helms and Thomas Phlebs, 33-44. Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag.

2015. Music, Ritual, and Media in Charismatic Religious Experience in Ghana. In Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age, edited by Thomas Wagner and Anna Nekola, 45-60. Farnham: Ashgate. 

2015 (with Eric D. Otchere). Music, Sound, Or Noise? Sonic Culture in Ghana and Its Public Health Implications. In Communication, Culture and Health, edited by Joseph B. A. Afful, Peter Grant, Anthony de-Souza and Philip A. Gborsong, 223-242. Cape Coast: University of Cape Coast Press.

2015 (with John W. Dankwa). Hiplife Music and Rap in Ghana as Narrative and Musical Genre. In Narrating (Hi)stories in West Africa, edited by Bea Lundt and Ulrich Marzolph, 101-112. Münster: LIT.

2014. From Burger Highlife to Gospel Highlife: Music, Migration, and the Ghanaian Diaspora. In The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music Migration and Tourism (Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology Series), edited by Simone Krüger and Ruxandra Trandafoiu, 251-271. New York: Routledge.

2006. Reisen im kolonialen Raum: Musik, Macht und die Transformation des weißen Körpers. In Koloniale und postkoloniale Konstruktionen von Afrika und Menschen afrikanischer Herkunft in der deutschen Alltagskultur, edited by Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst and Sunna Gieseke, 215-230. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Other Publications

2016 (with John W. Dankwa). Dagaaba Xylophone: Daga-Gyil Making in Ghana. Documentary film (DVD). (Museum Collection Berlin Audiovisuell, vol. 8, edited by Lars-Christian Koch). Berlin: Ethnologisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

2015 (with Matthias Eger, Erika Eichholzer, Raimund Vogels and Martin Ziegler). Processes of Musical Transformation and Identity Construction in Migrational Settings: The Music of Ghanaian Migrants in Germany and its Transcultural/Transnational Connections. In Das ‘Fremde’ und das ‘Eigene’: Forschungsberichte (1992-2006), edited by Michael Craanen and Antje Gunsenheimer, 98-99. Bielefeld: Transcript-Verlag.

2015. ‘Giving Voice to Hope: Music of Liberian Refugees’ and ‘Kinka: Traditional Songs from Avenorpedo’. Audio CD reviews. Yearbook for Traditional Music 46:209-210.

2004. ‘Stella Chiweshe: Talking Mbira. Spirits of Liberation’. Audio CD review. The World of Music 46(2):195-197.

2001. Lexicon entries “Taraab”, “Soukous”, “Kwela” and “Chimurenga”. In Das Afrika-Lexikon. Ein Kontinent in 1000 Stichwörtern, edited by Jacob E. Mabe. Stuttgart: Metzler.