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More Ethnomusicology Archive Recordings Now Online at California Light and Sound

The UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is pleased to announce that more recordings from the Archive's collections are now available online as part of the California Light and Sound Collection on the Internet Archive.  California Light and Sound is a project of the

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: More Mantle Hood materials coming to the Archive

Mantle Hood (1918-2005) was a pioneer in the field of ethnomusicology and the Founder and Director of the UCLA Institute (now Department) of Ethnomusicology.  Hood was on the UCLA Faculty from 1956 to 1975.  "Mantle Hood was a seminal figure in the field of ethnomusicology and his influence was

Remembering Kojo: The Maroons of Accompong, Jamaica

By guest columnist Carol Merrill-Mirsky, Ph.D.

 

Jeff Richmond, Jacqueline DjeDje, and Carol Merrill-Mirsky at the "Peace Cave" where the 1738-39 Peace Treaty was signed.  Photo courtesy Jeff Richmond.

Highlights from the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive: James Arkatov World Music photographs

James Arkatov was born in 1920 in Odessa, Russia and raised in San Francisco, where his father, Alexander Arkatov, owned a photography salon.  In 1938, he was invited by Fritz Feiner to join the Pittsburgh Symphony.  Later, he joined the San Francisco Symphony with Pierre Monteux, and went on to be principal cellist of the

The Sounds of Central Avenue

From the 1920s through the early 1950s, Central Avenue was the economic and social center for African American Los Angeles. It was also a hub for all Southern Californians who wanted to hear the latest and best in jazz.

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