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David Locke Papers

Call Number: MS122

Scope and Contents

This collection contains audio and textual files created to provide access to David Locke's collection of Agbadza and Dagomba drumming and song.


  • Creation: 1988 -- 2011


Language of Materials



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Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish.

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Biographical / Historical

David Locke is Professor of Music at Tufts University. He earned his B.A., 1972, and Ph.D., 1978, both from Wesleyan University. Locke is an ethnomusicologist specializing in traditional African music and dance. He began teaching at Tufts part−time as the director of the African Music Ensemble in 1979, eventually earning tenure in the early 1990s. He is founder and director of the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, and author of Drum Gahu: The Rhythms of West African Music.


1.2 Linear Feet (1 record carton)

1038 Digital Object(s)


This collection is organized in three series: Oral History Interviews; Dagomba Dance Drumming materials; Agbadza collection.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed and may not be available for research

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States