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Entries Tagged as 'Ethnomusicology'

Soprano Nicole Taylor celebrates African-American History month with concert activities in Amman, Jordan

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Music Department voice student, soprano Nicole Taylor, recently presented a concert, master class, and a performance for students in Amman Jordan, where her presentation of classic African-American spirituals and folk songs were greatly appreciated by the audiences, as were three songs in Arabic included in her program. Nicole’s trip was sponsored in part by the […]

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Mehfil: Free Indian Classical Music and Dance February 16th in Popper Theater

February 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

By Aditya Prakash A little background on Mehfil: Mehfil is a unique concert of Indian Classical Music and Dance featuring our very own talented student musicians at UCLA. This free concert will take place at Jan Popper Theater in Schoenberg on February 16th, 2010, from 6:30 PM to 8:30PM. In its fourth year, Mehfil has […]

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LA Ethnomusicologist Brings Otherworldly Sounds to Biggest Motion Picture of All Time

February 2nd, 2010 · 65 Comments

Monday, January 25th marked a milestone for the movie business. A mere six weeks after its debut, James Cameron?s sci-fi epic, Avatar, passed Titanic to become the biggest grossing film of all time. And while many members of the film?s creative team?director James Cameron, actress Sigourney Weaver, film composer James Horner?are familiar names in the […]

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Obituary–Bess Lomax Hawes (1921 – 2009)

January 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Bess Lomax Hawes, a musician, folklorist and prominent anthropologist at CalState Northridge passed away in November 2009. She was 88. Steeped in folk music from birth, she was the youngest child of John A. Lomax and Bess Bauman Brown. Born Jan. 21, 1921, in Austin, Texas, she was home-schooled by her mother, who also taught […]

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10 Questions for Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje: Looking back and forward ? from the violin?s roots in Africa to the future of ethnomusicology

December 20th, 2009 · 22 Comments

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is professor and chair of the Ethnomusicology Department at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Professor DjeDje is author of the 2008 book, Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures, which won the Alan Merriam Prize. The award, given by the Society for Ethnomusicology to […]

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Ethnomusicology student Nolan Warden performs in the Canary Islands

February 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

We received this news from Ethnomusicology student Nolan Warden about an exciting performance in which he participated this month in the Canary Islands. He has also shared some photos of the experience. Nolan says: “In the first week of February, I traveled to the Canary Islands to perform in “La Pasion Segun San Marcos” by […]

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Peter Yates, guitar professor, will demonstrate research into bowed guitar

January 29th, 2009 · 82 Comments

Peter Yates, Professor of guitar in the Department of Music, will show some of the results of his recent investigations into the arpeggione (19th-century bowed guitar) in a concert at 4pm on Sunday Feb. 1st in the organ studio. He has had to build his own instrument (cruelly sacrificing a beautiful baby cello and a […]

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Meet Cheri Quinto, newest staff member in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

January 28th, 2009 · No Comments

We are delighted to announce that HASOM has hired Cheri Quinto as Assistant to Professor Tim Rice, the Director of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Her office is in Room 2554, across from the Music and Ethnomusicology Department offices. Please drop in and introduce yourself when you have a chance. Cheri?s duties will […]

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Shannon Haley–rising young country star from UCLA

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

We have hears this from Professor Juliana Gondek about her former student Shannon Haley: “I’ve just gotten word that one of my former undergraduate voice students, Shannon Haley, has released a new CD of country western love songs, “Someday Soon”, which has received a rave review from one of the top internet country music sites. […]

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Project Rishi: Concert April 26th

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

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