Dr. Boudina McConnachie (Rhodes University) is an ethnomusicologist with a PhD from Rhodes University (2016). Her research interests lie in musical arts pedagogy, indigenous knowledge systems, African music performance and ethnomusicology. Dr. McConnachie has received grant funding from the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth, funded by DFG, the German Research Foundation (2021) as well as Andrew W. Mellon Grants (2017-2019). She was awarded a 2021-2022 Teaching Advancement at Universities (TAU) Fellowship and is HOD of the Department of Music and Musicology at Rhodes University.