Research Bio

Composer-theorist Leila Adu-Gilmore’s compositions have been played at The Kennedy Center and Ojai Festival; singing and performing globally with over twenty releases including five solo albums. A Ghanaian New-Zealander born in London, Dr Adu-Gilmore is passionate about black and indigenous music, decolonization and social change. She has been published in Critical Studies in Improvisation journal and the Music Technology Cookbook (Oxford University Press), and has presented at Zhejiang Conservatory, Huddersfield University, and EHESS & IRCAM. Dr Adu-Gilmore received her BMus from Victoria University, NZ; Phd from Princeton University, and is an Assistant Professor in New York University’s music technology program.

Research Fields: Ghana, Hip Hop, Hiplife, improvisation, afrobeats, producers