This two-day conference explores how and why specific musical genres travel outside their countries of origin and lead to the formation of new musical communities. Genres such as hip-hop, gamelan, and taiko are examples of musical genres that have become global in the past century. These genres are regularly performed in locales that may have little or no connection to the genre’s country of origin. While cross-cultural musical interaction is neither novel nor surprising, the widespread transmission of these genres to musical communities around the world beginning in the late twentieth century is nonetheless remarkable.
Day Two Program
Schoenberg Music Building
Workshop Signups (Coming soon!)
- 8:30-10:30am – Session 1a. Global Circulations: Instrumental Practice / Session 1b. Parties, Dances, and Raves as Sites of Negotiation and Global Exchange
- 10:30-10:45am – Break
- 10:45-12:45pm – Session 2a. Theorizing Global Musics / Session 2b. Global Circulations through Song
- 12:45-2:30pm – Lunch break
- 1:30-2:30pm – Musical workshop (signups coming soon)
- 2:30-4:30pm – Session 3a. Cultural Appropriation, Orientalism, and the Body / Session 3b. Music and Dance in New Contexts
- 4:30-4:45pm – Break
- 4:45-6:15pm – Session 4a. Global Circulations: Developing Community, Respect, and Responsibility / Session 4b. Transplanting Musics and the Dynamics of Intercultural Exchange
- 6:15-8:00pm – Dinner in courtyard (open to registered conference participants)
- 7:30-8:30pm – Musical “masterclass” and Intercultural jam session (pending, signups coming soon)
Visit the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities website for more information, including a complete schedule of events and their locations.
With support from the Center for Musical Humanities and the Department of Ethnomusicology, this interdisciplinary event will be held on May 10-11, 2019 at UCLA. “Global Musics” includes an academic conference, an evening musical performance, and music workshops. The event places music/performance analysis in conversation with global music genres. The objective of the conference is to bring together a community of scholars, music pedagogues, and musicians to explore how and why specific musical genres travel outside their countries of origin and lead to the formation of new musical communities.