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Curated by Maureen Russell

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: A World of Music

"A World of Music" is a documentary short about the UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology.  A production of UCLA Public Information, it was released in 1972.  As the accompanying documentation explains, "Observes the activities of students and faculty at the UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology, where a basis for international understanding is sought through cross-cultural studies in music and dance.

Music banned in Mali

 

"They are destroying our culture," said one of Mali's most famous singers, Salif Keita.  "If there's no music, no Timbuktu, it means that there is no more culture in Mali."

 

 

 

Cheick-Tidiane Seck

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: the Flora Baker collection

Flora Twyman Baker was a doctoral student at the Institute of Ethnomusicology in the late 1960s and early 1970s, specializing in vocal techniques around the world.  By 1976, she had received her Candidate in Philosophy (C. Phil.) degree in Ethnomusicology.

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: Music of Mexico Ensemble

As I mentioned in a previous column, the Ethnomusicology Archive holds the Department of Ethnomusicology collection.  This collection includes recordings and photographs documenting guest artists, lectures, and performance ensembles associated with Ethnomusicology at UCLA.  It might surprise some of you

43rd IASA Annual Conference

This week's guest columnist is the Ethnomusicology Archive's own Aaron Bittel. --  Maureen

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: the UCLA Ethnomusicology Photo Collection

As probably everyone knows, UCLA Ethnomusicology was established in 1960.  But what some of you might not know is that Mantle Hood, Founder and Director of the Institute of Ethnomusicology, actively

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