Spring Festival of World Music 2022
The Music of India Ensemble performances will include short compositions of North Indian classical and semi-classical ragas (harmonic modes) and talas (rhythmic patterns on tabla or drums). Students of Rahul Neuman will play the sitar (a long-necked lute with seven principal strings, plus 12 to 20 sympathetic strings) and the students of Abhiman Kaushal will perform on the tabla.
The Music of China Ensemble, directed by Chi Li, performs arias from Kun opera of the 16th century, “silk-and-bamboo” wind and string music from the Shanghai area, folk dances for festive celebration, zheng zither music in the Keijia style from Canton Province, music for large percussion ensembles, and modern compositions for traditional Chinese wind and string ensembles.
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