Adam Rodgers Johns
Adam is an anthropology and Swahili tutor with a postgraduate degree in African Studies from SOAS. His main areas of interest are popular culture in Swahili and Yorùbá languages.
Adam first became interested in singeli music while travelling in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He conducted research on the music at Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda which he subsequently presented at the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) in Nairobi. The focus of his paper was how the artists experience the transition from performing locally to globally.