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May 14 Sat
7:00pm
Free

Music of Bali, Java and Thailand Ensembles with Special Guest Artists

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Spring Festival of World Music 2022

The Music of Bali Ensemble and The Music of Thailand Ensemble with a special guest showcase traditional music from these regions on the same stage.

The Music of Bali Ensemble, directed by I Nyoman Wenten, features gamelan music (the generic Indonesian word for orchestra) and dance. The Balinese gamelan gong kebyar is famous for its fast tempos, abrupt changes of texture, and brilliantly costumed dancers who act out stories from the Hindu Ramayana.

Students of master Javanese musician Pak Djoko Walujo will perform Central Javanese gamelan, a percussion-dominated musical ensemble featuring tuned bronze gongs, bronze metallophones, and drums, along with flutes, zither, vocals, and spike fiddle.

The Music of Thailand Ensemble is led by Supeena Insee Adler, and a special guest from Thailand will perform alongside the ensemble. The performance will feature dance and singing accompanied by instruments including gong circles, xylophones, flute and stringed instruments, such as three-stringed zither, two-stringed fiddle and three-stringed spike fiddle. The Music of Thailand Ensemble was founded by David Morton, who was a student of Mantle Hood while he was at UCLA.

About the Spring Festival of World Music 2022:

Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the Department of Ethnomusicology draws on its incredible collection of world musical instruments to present its annual Spring Festival of World Music. It's an opportunity for student ensembles to perform and share traditional musics from around the world - including Mexico, India and West Africa - as they master their instruments. We invite you to journey with us–and experience live–the sound of Venerable Dark Cloud, our Javanese gamelan, as well as the erhu, sitar, tabla, guitarrón, vihuela, 'ud, banjo, concertina, autoharp, atumpan drums, and more! Admission is free. All concerts are at 7 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall. A complete list of performances is here: https://uclamusic.info/WorldMusicFest2022

Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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This event is FREE! Let us know you’ll be coming by RSVP. Early arrival is recommended.

PARKING

Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.

ACCESSIBILITY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.

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FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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