Friday, March 22

Washington, D.C. native and rapper Wale will be one of the headliners of the 29th annual JazzReggae Festival. (Courtesy of Jimmy Fontaine)

JazzReggae Festival 2015 to feature more alternative artists

With finals week rapidly approaching, spring quarter is not far off. Spring quarter comes with a slew of UCLA’s biggest arts and entertainment events, including Spring Sing on May 16 and the 29th annual JazzReggae Festival April 25 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Read more...

Photo: Washington, D.C. native and rapper Wale will be one of the headliners of the 29th annual JazzReggae Festival. (Courtesy of Jimmy Fontaine)

Washington, D.C. native and rapper Wale will be one of the headliners of the 29th annual JazzReggae Festival. (Courtesy of Jimmy Fontaine)

Last year, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA featured headliners Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc, spanning two days at the Intramural Field. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

USAC Cultural Affairs Commission announces JazzReggae Festival lineup

The Undergraduate Students Association Council Cultural Affairs Commission announced the lineup for the 29th annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA Monday. Wale, Portugal. The Man, Shwayze, Lido, Marian Hill and JMSN will be the headliners of the one-day festival taking place April 25 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Read more...

Photo: Last year, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA featured headliners Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc, spanning two days at the Intramural Field. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Last year, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA featured headliners Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc, spanning two days at the Intramural Field. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

L.A. native and rapper Earl Sweatshirt will co-headline the Hip Hop Explosion event with Vince Staples on Thursday at Ackerman Grand Ballroom. (Courtesy of Brick Stowell)

Hip Hop Explosion lineup includes Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples

Throughout February, the Undergraduate Students Association Council Cultural Affairs Commission hosted events, including a fashion show and movie screenings, to give insight into black and hip-hop culture. Read more...

Photo: L.A. native and rapper Earl Sweatshirt will co-headline the Hip Hop Explosion event with Vince Staples on Thursday at Ackerman Grand Ballroom. (Courtesy of Brick Stowell)

L.A. native and rapper Earl Sweatshirt will co-headline the Hip Hop Explosion event with Vince Staples on Thursday at Ackerman Grand Ballroom. (Courtesy of Brick Stowell)

Musician Nick Demopoulos created the SMOMID, or string modeling MIDI device (above), an instrument that emits light and sound. Demopoulos has developed four versions of the SMOMID since 2009. He will demonstrate the latest version at the Schoenberg Music Building Tuesday.
(Courtesy of Kara Kreider)

Q&A: Instrument designer talks ABCs of MIDI device

Among being a musician and a composer, Los Angeles native Nick Demopoulos is a sound and instrument designer. In an attempt to mesh the computer and guitar, he has created the SMOMID, or string modeling MIDI device, an instrument that resembles the guitar but produces both light and sound. Read more...

Photo: Musician Nick Demopoulos created the SMOMID, or string modeling MIDI device (above), an instrument that emits light and sound. Demopoulos has developed four versions of the SMOMID since 2009. He will demonstrate the latest version at the Schoenberg Music Building Tuesday. (Courtesy of Kara Kreider)

Musician Nick Demopoulos created the SMOMID, or string modeling MIDI device (above), an instrument that emits light and sound. Demopoulos has developed four versions of the SMOMID since 2009. He will demonstrate the latest version at the Schoenberg Music Building Tuesday.
(Courtesy of Kara Kreider)

Winter Music Preview

The year 2014 saw remarkable music, from Mac DeMarco’s “Salad Days” to Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour.” This year, music fans are eagerly waiting for the releases of music from artists such as Frank Ocean, Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, who all have not dropped an album in years. Read more...



South American band Salt Petal consists of vocalist and UCLA alumna Autumn Harrison (left). The band recently won the World Music Network Battle of the Bands with its song "Por la Luna."
(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Surf rock band Salt Petal brings multicultural flavor to music

South American surf rock band Salt Petal was in the wake of a snowstorm. The band – unsigned by a record company – was camping in New Mexico, on a road trip to Austin, Texas, to play at the South by Southwest music festival. Read more...

Photo: South American band Salt Petal consists of vocalist and UCLA alumna Autumn Harrison (left). The band recently won the World Music Network Battle of the Bands with its song "Por la Luna." (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

South American band Salt Petal consists of vocalist and UCLA alumna Autumn Harrison (left). The band recently won the World Music Network Battle of the Bands with its song "Por la Luna."
(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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