African American Music & Music of Mexico Ensemble: Spring Festival of World Music

May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

UCLA, Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/african-american-music-and-music-of-mexico-ensembles/

Free

Event Description

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. This year, they are presenting the African American Music and the Music of Mexico ensembles as they showcase traditional music from these regions on the same stage. Diane White-Clayton and the African American Music Ensemble will perform gospel music, including Negro spirituals and traditional and contemporary gospel music.

The Music of Mexico Ensemble, under the direction of 2008 Grammy winner Jesús Guzmán, features mariachi music in a variety of styles from various regions of Mexico, including son jalisiense, son huasteco, bolero, ranchera and huapango.

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.The African American Music and the Music of Mexico ensembles showcase traditional music from these regions on the same stage.

 

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