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Ethnomusicology Professor Tamir Hendelman recording new CD; other summer activities

June 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

We have received an interesting update from Tamir Hendelman, who also appears to have an exciting summer planned. After another exciting year at UCLA, this June he will be recording his fourth CD with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, a follow-up to last fall?s Symbiosis, which topped the Jazzweek charts. Also on the summer schedule: A […]

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Interview with Jesse Sachs (B.A. ?11 Ethnomusicology) JazzReggae Fest Producer

May 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Interview with Jesse Sachs (B.A. ?11 Ethnomusicology) JazzReggae Fest Producer Jesse Sachs is a 4th year Ethnomusicology major, world music concentration, and producer of the JazzReggae Festival 2010 and 2011. He also produced a short documentary about the 25 years of the JazzReggae Festival, A Celebration of 25 Years: A Review of the JazzReggae Festival […]

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Philharmonia students to play Disney Hall concert

April 4th, 2011 · 4 Comments

From UCLA Magazine, April 1, 2011 By Adriana Tang photo courtesy of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music It’s a rare opportunity for any musician to perform at L.A.’s prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall. It’s even more exceptional when the performance is given by student musicians playing in a university orchestra. But on April […]

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Principal Guest Conductor Nipatdh Kanchanahuta conducts the UCLA Wind Ensemble

March 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Principal Guest Conductor Nipatdh Kanchanahuta joined the UCLA Wind Ensemble on March 2, 2011, performing “Chakra” by Narong Prangcharoen in Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus. Nipatdh Kanchanahuta is the Conductor of the Wind Symphony at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. Composer Narong Prangcharoen has taught in the Western Music Department of Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, […]

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Music graduate student Joshua Addison blogs about John Cale concert

October 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments

What first strikes me about John Cale as he comes onstage is his hair. A full rainbow of color sits atop his head. And these colorful locks bestow an unearthly quality to an otherwise unassuming figure. Having acknowledged our applause in kind, soft-spoken words, he bangs out a D minor chord at the keyboard and […]

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Ethnomusicology Jazz Orchestra performs at 1st Annual Jazz Education Network Conference

August 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

We have heard from Prof. Charley Harrison, who writes: “The Jazz Orchestra performed at the 1st Annual Jazz Education Network Conference, which was held at The University of Missouri – St. Louis, May 20-22, 2010. Our performance was on the final day of the conference, Saturday, May 22. Here are the names of the students […]

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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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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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