Department of Ethnomusicology Graduate Student
William Matczynski is the reviews editor and a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnomusicology at UCLA. He holds a B.A. in music, anthropology, and African studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. His research interests include theory and history of anthropology, political economy, popular culture and media in West Africa. His current research focuses on music, sound and media in the Ga-Mashie community of Accra, Ghana, tracing the intersections of ethnic minority, urban space and the Ga Homowo Festival. As a percussionist and guitarist, he performs traditional music from Ghana and Nigeria as well as studies highlife and soukous guitar styles.