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Jennifer Kyker Receives the 2023 Frances Densmore Prize

AMIS is pleased to announce that Jennifer Kyker is the 2023 recipient of the Frances Densmore Prize.

Jennifer Kyker, 2023 Frances Densmore Prize Recipient

The 2023 Frances Densmore Prize is awarded toJennifer Kyker for an article titled "Music under the Ground: Ethnomusicological Research on the Ground-Bow in Africa," published in 2021 in the journalEthnomusicology, vol. 65, no. 2. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Zimbabwe, Kyker’s article demonstrates how the categorization of musical instruments continues to be a complex and sometimes ambiguous practice, notwithstanding the intended rigor of