From Music To Language: A Bayaka Perspective

Evening talk

This talk has already happened.

Jerome Lewis

From Music To Language: A Bayaka Perspective

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 18:45

An exploration of the many connections between music and language. Jerome is a leading figure in the field of language evolution, and one of the very few to base his thinking on his experiences living with a contemporary hunter-gatherer population. Drawing on many years of fieldwork with the Bayaka people of the Congo Basin, he shows how women's polyphonic singing, designed to keep dangerous predators at bay, forms one part of the explanation for human vocal skills, while another is the Bayaka hunter's skill in imitating animal cries.

More about Jerome Lewis

Evening talk information

Our evening talks include discussion, are free and open to all.

Next evening class

Sorry, there are no evening talks listed at the moment. Please check back soon.

Recent talks