and the college’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Olabode Festus Omojola
Five College Professor of Music
Contact & Office Hours
213 Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College
Ph.D., University of Leicester
M.A., University of Ibadan
B.A., University of Nigeria
Olabode Omojola’s research focuses on African music, with emphasis on West African, Nigerian and Yorùbá traditions. His work has explored indigenous and modern musical traditions, and addressed themes including:
- performance practice;
- creative ethnomusicology;
- music, identity, and social dynamics;
- music and politics;
- diasporic perspectives; and
- intercultural aesthetics.
As a Five College professor, Omojola teaches at Smith and the four other institutions in the Five College Consortium. He taught previously at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and at Northeastern University in Boston.