Mexican Music's regional roots go from 'invisible' to 'invincible'
ABC News recently covered explosion of Mexican genres in American popular music. To understand the music’s regional roots, they turned to Steven Loza, professor of Global Jazz Studies at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Cornel West and Arturo O’Farrill to Perform Grammy-Winning Album to Celebrate Intercultural Connections at UCLA
Cornel West and Arturo O’Farrill will perform “Four Questions” with the UCLA Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and the UCLA Philharmonia under the direction of Neal Stulberg on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. The concert features an extensive playbill, including the legendary Mariachi Los Camperos, directed by Jesús Guzmán, as well as a performance of Miguel Bernal Jiménez's Concertino para Órgano y Orquesta featuring UCLA organist Christoph Bull.
LA Times: In El Paso’s wake, a corrido honors the dead and points fingers at the villains
Professor and composer Steve Loza discusses the corrido with August Brown from the LA Times: “It’s a way of paying tribute and honor and respect to people... The corrido is a form of acknowledging the people who died for their cause and their culture.”
Work which received its world premiere at UCLA wins 2018 Global Music Awards Gold Medal
American composer Earl Louis Stewart has won a 2018 Global Music Awards Gold Medal in the category Counterpoint Classical/Jazz for his composition Homage to Swing (Identity 158), which received its world premiere at Schoenberg Hall on February 5, 2017. The four movement symphony, which represents the merging of swing with traditional symphonic design, was the