Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity, and Experience (Monique Ingalls, Carolyn Landau, and Thomas Wagner, eds.)

  • Rob Baker
Keywords: Contextualization, Worship, Church, Congregational Worship


Ethnomusicologist Rob Baker looks at three chapters from the edited volume Christian Congregational Music, drawing from his own experiences in contextualized worship in West Africa.

Author Biography

Rob Baker

Rob Baker worked in West Africa for seven years, and became an ethnomusicology consultant with SIL International. He is the author of Adventures in Music and Culture, an ethnomusicological travelogue of his work in Togo and Benin ( You can also read his thesis about the use of VodĂșn song genres in Beninese churches here: