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Apr 12 Fri
8:00am
Free

Music & Ecstasy: Celebrating A. J. RACY’s 40 Years at UCLA (Day One)

AJ-RACY
lectures-symposia
Lani Hall

Music & Ecstasy Conference: Day One

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and UCLA Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology A.J. Racy will be honored during this two-day conference (April 12, 13) celebrating his 40 years of teaching in the Department of Ethnomusicology. The author of numerous publications, including the award-winning book Making Music in the Arab World: The Culture and Artistry of Tarab (Cambridge University Press, 2003), his career as an internationally-regarded scholar also includes extensive research in the area of music and ecstasy, which is also the theme of this conference.

Conference speakers have been selected from among international scholars and more than a dozen of his former students, who graduated between 1988 and 2017. Papers to be presented range from  “Judeo-Sufi Musical Intersections” and “‘A Night of Ecstasy’: Reflections on ‘Dancing, Dabkie, and Twisting’ in the Arab-American Arts Economy” to “The Akbar Gate: A Subjective Ethnomusicological Account” and “Multi-modality of Ecstasy: Experience-Consumption in Post-Industrial Japan.”

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Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Let us know you’ll be coming by RSVP. Seating is first-come, first-seated. RSVPs do not guarantee entry but receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event. Standby is on a first come, first seated basis. Early arrival is recommended.

NOTE FOR THIS EVENT – Lunch is included for ticket holders who have RSVP’d and have checked in at registration for the symposium, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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