From the Archives

Curated by Maureen Russell

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: the D.K. Wilgus collection

D.K. Wilgus and Wayland D. Hand established Folklore studies at UCLA, and together founded the Folklore and Mythology Program in 1965.  Wilgus was the Program’s first chair and served in that position for 17 years.  During his tenure at UCLA, Wilgus built an archive of folksong and folk music of over 8,000 commercial recordings and 3,000 field recordings. These recordings are now part of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.

Professional Growth in a Challenging Job Market: An Interview with Katherine Palmer, Applied Ethnomusicologist and Performer

Applied ethnomusicology is making inroads towards recognition as a valued contribution within professional organizations beside traditional academic research and/or teaching careers. Its embrace by some organizations is reflected by publication opportunities dedicated to the topic and by active branches of members with this shared interest.

California Light and Sound

The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is pleased to announce that 50 recordings from our collections have been accepted into the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: “Music of the World: Ethnomusicology at UCLA”

“Music of the World: Ethnomusicology at UCLA” is a recruitment video directed by Professor Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy (the Dept. of  Ethnomusicology’s founding chair), and produced and edited by Brian Hodel.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

To quote UNESCOAudiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, audio and video recordings, contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Want to learn how to do research? Take ESM 185.

Do you want to learn how to do research?  Use everything from periodical indices to special collection/archive finding aids?  Need to know how to cite what you find?  In other words, do you want to become information literate?  Take ESM 185, a new one-unit tutorial class in Ethnomusicology.

The Archive of Indian Music

The Archive of Indian Music (AIM), a private not-for-profit Trust, was created in collaboration with Manipal University’s Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities.  The Archive seeks to digitize and preserve recordings of India’s cultural history and musical heritage.  T

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: the Robert Berkman collection

Robert "Bob" Berkman is one of a handful of performing pianolists in the world today.  Instead of the purely mechanical renditions often associated with the player piano, Berkman’s performances sparkle with life and emotion through his expert manipulation of the pianola’s subtle controls.  In addition to his performance expertise, Berkman worked at one of the last companies that produced piano rolls, and is a we

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