Michael E. Veal

Michael E. Veal is a scholar, author and musician living in New York City. He has taught ethnomusicology at Yale University since 1998, and is the author of several books: Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon (2000) and Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae (2007). He is the co-author of Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat (2013) and co-editor of Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies (2015). He has two forthcoming books: Living Space: John Coltrane Between the Worlds, which explores the later work of the iconic jazz saxophonist through the prism of digital architecture, and Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys. Michael Veal is also an electric bassist and soprano saxophonist, as well as leader of the Afrobeat-Jazz band Michael Veal & Aqua Ife and the electronic jazz project Michael Veal’s Armillary Sphere.