Ethnomusicology

Highlights from the Ethnomusicology Archive: the Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje collections

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is Professor, past Chair of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology and past Director of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.  As author and editor, her books include: Black Music Research Journal special issue, “Music of Black Los Angeles&rd

Remembrances of Ray Giles, UCLA Ethnomusicology's Instrument Curator / Museum Scientist

We were all saddened to learn of the passing of Ray Giles, UCLA Ethnomusicology's Instrument Curator / Museum Scientist for many years (and a student of Mantle Hood's in the late 1960s and early 1970s).  I well remember Ray and wanted to write a column in his honor.  I invited people to send me their remembrances of Ray and have included those I have received.  If you would like to add your voice to Remembrances of Ray,

Newly released research database: ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid is a collection of nearly two million archival material descriptions.  Archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives are represented in ArchiveGrid.  ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, making information available about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, audiovi

Special Guest: Dr. Robert Saxe and the Music of Mexico Ensemble, 1964

Our special guest is Robert Saxe, UCLA '67, '79.  Saxe earned his Ph.D. in Management, but played violin, guitar, and jarana huasteca in the Music of Mexico ensemble.  I am thrilled he has agreed to share his memories of the early years of the Music of Mexico ensemble. - Maureen

Huasteca conjunto - Robert Saxe, Larry Saunders, Donn Borcherdt

British Library Sounds

The Sound and Moving Image Collections at the British Library (formerly the British Library Sound Archive) hold over 3.5 million audio recordings, including one of the world's largest collections of recordings variously described as traditional, folk or 'world' music.&

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.

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

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