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May 22 2023

Music Alive in the Archive: An Exploration of Kulintang Music in the Danongan Kalanduyan Collection at UCLA

Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center

Join the UCLA academic community and Filipinx American performing artists at a symposium to celebrate the launch of the UCLA Danongan Kalanduyan Collection, which brings the rich living heritage of indigenous Philippine music to California. This collection honors Danongan Kalanduyan (1947-2016), kulintang master musician and NEA National Heritage Fellow, who taught and performed with virtually all the kulintang ensembles in the United States. Donated to the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive by the Kalanduyan family in 2022, this collection of audio and video recordings documenting kulintang gong music and dance around the world is now freely accessible to the public on the California Revealed website.

The symposium schedule includes a premiere screening of selected videos included in the Kalanduyan Collection and a panel titled "American Kulintang: Cultural Transmission and Innovation over 50 Years," presented by UCLA Ethnomusicology alumni Mary Talusan, Eleanor Lipat-Chesler, and Bernard Ellorin. The Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble, featuring Kalanduyan’s students and his granddaughter Kim Kalanduyan, will offer a live performance of Southern Philippine music and dance, followed by a hands-on community performance workshop. Music Alive in the Archive is a rare opportunity for UCLA and the broader community to explore the legacy of this master artist and to promote the study of Philippine heritage for many generations to come.

For more information contact: mrussell@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu

Visit the California Revealed website to explore selected UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive collections online: https://californiarevealed.org/collections/university-california-los-angeles-ethnomusicology-archive
This project is supported by California Revealed and administered in California by the State Librarian. The program is made possible by funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

This is a hybrid in-person and Zoom lecture. For the in-person lecture, please register via the blue Eventbrite button below; for Zoom, please register here: REGISTER VIA ZOOM