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The First Song - The Evolution of Music

Professor Armand Leroi tracks the evolution of song around the globe to trace its beginnings

How was music started? What role id music have in early humans? What was the first song? Armand Leroi, an evolutionary developmental biologist at Imperial College, has been applying the techniques used by geneticists and linguists to track the movements of people across the globe. His starting points have been the polyrhythmic chants of Xhosa farmers and the grunts of Siberian pastoralists. He reveals their meanings and their connections. Professor Leroi is author and presenter of the widely-acclaimed BBC4 film "What Darwin didn't know" about recent scientific advances, and author of "Mutants", a brilliant narrative account of our genetic grammar.


Professor Armand Leroi | talks | www


Date and Time:

30 April 2009 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Friends of Imperial College
Imperial College London
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020 3239 7699

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Lecture being held at Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road, London SW7 2AZ

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