The musical scene in Chicago rivals any metropolitan area globally. Intertwined in this cultural identity of our home is Chicago as a melting pot. These cultural intersections are seen across many musical art forms including Ghanian Highlife music. Ryan O’Connor’s customized IDS program allows for an examination of the crossroads and connections between location and music: “I asserted the importance of place on the development and composition of musical form, suggesting the cultural geographies of Chicago assumed a unique, formative agency in the development of migrant highlife music.” It is academic expeditions like this that bridge connections making DePaul MALS and IDS students life long learners with a global lens.
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