What's Goin' On

Curated by Rosaleen Rhee

Reflections on Pandemic Pedagogy

When UCLA announced on March 13 that we would transition to remote instruction for the entirety of spring quarter, I had to quickly reconceptualize my graduate seminar. Like so many other instructors at my institution and elsewhere, I needed a crash course in the mechanics of online teaching.

Call for Papers: Born to Be Alive: Live Music as a Crucial Dimension of 21st Century Popular Music - Special Issue

Savage (2019) paints a devastating portrait of the music industry’s current state. In the United States, record sales have dropped about 80% in the last decade: from 450 to 89 million, and its plight continues. From 2017 to 2018, worldwide record sales percentage plummeted an additional 23%. At the latest Grammy Awards, two of the nominees for best album never had a physical release.

Call for Papers: Ethnomusicology Review Volume 23

Ethnomusicology Review is now accepting submissions for Volume 23, scheduled for publication in Fall 2020. Started as Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (PRE) in 1984, Ethnomusicology Review is an annual peer-reviewed journal managed by UCLA graduate students and a faculty advisory board.

Sounding Board in 2020 / Welcoming Our New Editors

As the managing editor of the Sounding Board, I would like to say: happy new year! We are excited to continue to provide a platform for a variety of voices from throughout the world of ethnomusicology in 2020. Over the last few months, we've gone through a few staff changes, and so the new editorial team is listed below.

Review | Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age

Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age, edited by David Hebert and Mikolaj Rykowski. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018, hd, 375 pp. + index. ISBN: 1-5275-0393-3 

Reviewed by Victor Roudometof / University of Cyprus

Documenting a Landmark of L.A. Hip-Hop History: The Roadium Mixtape Documixery

Whether it’s through the media and entertainment industries or academia, Los Angeles hip-hop has been

Call for Papers: Ethnomusicology Review Volume 22

Review | Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño

Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño. By Alex E. Chávez. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017. [440 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-7018-5].

Call for Reviewers for Books, Films, & Sound Recordings

Ethnomusicology Review is seeking to expand its circle of reviewers for books, films, and album/sound recordings. We extend an invitation in particular to music scholars and graduate students in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Sound Studies, Jazz, and Popular Music Studies to submit a book review to our journal.      


"Sounding Board" is intended as a space for scholars to publish thoughts and observations about their current work. These postings are not peer reviewed and do not reflect the opinion of Ethnomusicology Review. We support the expression of controversial opinions, and welcome civil discussion about them. We do not, however, tolerate overt discrimination based on race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, and reserve the right to remove posts that we feel might offend our readers.
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