Sunday, May 27

Global Melodies: Ensemble transforms traditional jazz through Latin rhythms

The LatinJazz Big Band features a variety of standard big band instruments, such as the trumpet and trombone. However, LatinJazz Big Band differentiates itself from other jazz ensembles through its use of Latin percussion instruments. The ensemble practices Latin jazz, whose roots can be traced back Afro-Cuban music. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

The LatinJazz Big Band features a variety of standard big band instruments, such as the trumpet and trombone. However, LatinJazz Big Band differentiates itself from other jazz ensembles through its use of Latin percussion instruments. The ensemble practices Latin jazz, whose roots can be traced back Afro-Cuban music. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

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Just three percussion instruments – the conga, bongos and timbales – transform a big band into a Latin ensemble full of upbeat melodies and unexpected rhythms.


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Movie review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” builds Han Solo piece by piece but falls just shy of a compelling narrative. As the second stand-alone film outside of the sequel trilogy, “Solo” chronicles the story of the galaxy’s favorite grizzled outlaw, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), and his path from a hopeful young thief to a disillusioned smuggler. Read more...

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(Walt Disney Studios)
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Faina Lushtak, a professor of music and piano performance at Tulane University, will headline the latest installment of the David L. Abell UCLA Piano Masters Series. (Courtesy of Arman Sadeghpour and Faina Lushtak)
Faina Lushtak, a professor of music and piano performance at Tulane University, will headline the latest installment of the David L. Abell UCLA Piano Masters Series. (Courtesy of Arman Sadeghpour and Faina Lushtak)

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(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Ana Fernandez paints everyday scenes from around San Antonio. In "Collier Pool," she captures a Latino family going for a swim in a public pool. (Courtesy of Ana Fernandez)
Alumna Ana Fernandez paints everyday scenes from around San Antonio. In "Collier Pool," she captures a Latino family going for a swim in a public pool. (Courtesy of Ana Fernandez)

Students Tatt Chitrakorn, Chiana Yang and Belicia Tang (left to right) took part in an oolong tea tasting at Tealightful Club's weekly meeting where members drink tea and discuss their cultural relevance. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)
Students Tatt Chitrakorn, Chiana Yang and Belicia Tang (left to right) took part in an oolong tea tasting at Tealightful Club's weekly meeting where members drink tea and discuss their cultural relevance. (Isra Ameen/Daily Bruin)


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