Ossie Mair, a licensed marriage and family therapist, plays instruments like the Tibetan singing bowl, creating calming and meditative vibrations. The sound washes over students and other attendees; some even fall asleep. (Courtesy of Jayne Mair)
Ossie Mair, a licensed marriage and family therapist, plays instruments like the Tibetan singing bowl, creating calming and meditative vibrations. The sound washes over students and other attendees; some even fall asleep. (Courtesy of Jayne Mair)

Second-year cognitive science student Stefan Dismond released his debut mixtape, "Did You Mean: Stefan Diamond," in January via SoundCloud. The rapper will perform as a student artist at Ecochella on Friday. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
Second-year cognitive science student Stefan Dismond released his debut mixtape, "Did You Mean: Stefan Diamond," in January via SoundCloud. The rapper will perform as a student artist at Ecochella on Friday. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

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Album Review: ‘Views’

Drake has been busy since the release of his last proper full-length album three years ago. Since 2013′s “Nothing Was the Same,” Drake has released two platinum mixtapes, recorded his 100th song on the Billboard Hot 100 and become a full-fledged pop superstar. Read more...

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The Ghanaian Atumpan, a pair of large barrel drums which are played with sticks, makes a sound similar to some African languages, like the Ewe language. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Sounds of Schoenberg: Atumpan

Two large barrel drums sat side by side in the ethnomusicology department, representing the musical culture of African villages from which they originated. The drums are called Atumpan, considered a Ghanaian talking drum due to its ability to imitate language. Read more...

The Ghanaian Atumpan, a pair of large barrel drums which are played with sticks, makes a sound similar to some African languages, like the Ewe language. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

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Album review: ‘Home’

The music of rock band Blue October gives an in-depth look into lead singer Justin Furstenfeld’s life of substance abuse, divorce, child custody battles, sobriety and recovery. Read more...

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Westwood Village Entertainment Group performed at Bruin Day this year, with founder and third-year ethnomusicology student Munir Griffin (left) on saxophone. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)
Westwood Village Entertainment Group performed at Bruin Day this year, with founder and third-year ethnomusicology student Munir Griffin (left) on saxophone. (Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

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Album Review: ‘Always Strive and Prosper’

A$AP Ferg has shed his “Fergivicious” demeanor and repented to the “Hood Pope” one in hopes of finding himself. A three-year period has dramatically transformed the life of A$AP Ferg, from achieving success for his 2013 album “Trap Lord,” to the tragic loss of close friend and A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams in 2015. Read more...

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