What's Goin' On

Curated by Rosaleen Rhee

Bluegrass and Old Time at UCLA

World music performance ensembles have played a key role in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology ever since Mantle Hood declared that its students should be bi-musical. Hood meant that researchers should be fluent in both European classical music theory and whatever other musical idiom they studied; fluent not only as thinkers and writers but also as performing musicians.

A Report from SEMSCHC 2012

This past weekend (Feb. 25, 2012) saw another enjoyable annual conference of the Southern California and Hawai’i Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEMSCHC). This region—whose acronym the UC Riverside students have taken to pronouncing as “some such”—has seen increasing attendance in the past few years.

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