Mama Dr. Doris Green

BAM Affiliation Doris Green is an ethnomusicologist, Fulbright scholar, musician, dancer, certified teacher of Labanotation, and creator of Greenotation, a system for writing the music of percussion instruments, and aligning it with the accompanying dance movements in a single integrated score.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, did her undergraduate work at Brooklyn College, and her graduate studies on a doctoral fellowship at New York University. She was a faculty member at Brooklyn College, New York University, Teachers College of Columbia University, New School for Social Research and Adelphi University. For her work in African music and dance, she received three City University of New York (CUNY) Faculty Research Awards, enabling her to teach and conduct research in nations of Africa from Tanzania to Senegal. She won the coveted Fulbright Award and spent a year teaching her system of notation in Ivory Coast and the Gambia.

After retiring, she returned to Africa as a State Department Cultural Specialist to teach Ghanaians how to write dance on the computer at the University of Ghana at Legon. She is the creator of Traditions Journal. Her autobiography "No Longer an Oral Tradition: My Journey Through Percussion Notation," was published in 2010.