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UCLA alumna Supeena Adler, who will be a lecturer in spring quarter, traveled back to the northeastern and central regions of Thailand to find materials to restore Thai instruments. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Sounds of Schoenberg: The Thai jakhee

Each week, Daily Bruin A&E will explore the instruments of the World Musical Instrument Collection and their performers that all contribute to the musical landscape of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Read more...

UCLA alumna Supeena Adler, who will be a lecturer in spring quarter, traveled back to the northeastern and central regions of Thailand to find materials to restore Thai instruments. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Miles Gibson (front), a second-year mechanical engineering student, sings into a microphone while Nicholas Henry (back), a second-year ethnomusicology student, records the vocals on his computer. The two created hip-hop and R&B label Landing 8, based on the eighth floor of Sproul Landing, with four other friends. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Six friends create Landing 8 Records to revive hip-hop, R&B on campus

A heavy bass beat emanating from pieces of recording equipment strewn across the floor vibrated the Sproul Landing dorm room walls Second-year mechanical engineering student Miles Gibson stepped up to the sole microphone stand, inhaling and exhaling loudly to still his nerves, and began to rap to a beat engineered by his friend, second-year ethnomusicology student Nicholas Henry. Read more...

Miles Gibson (front), a second-year mechanical engineering student, sings into a microphone while Nicholas Henry (back), a second-year ethnomusicology student, records the vocals on his computer. The two created hip-hop and R&B label Landing 8, based on the eighth floor of Sproul Landing, with four other friends. (Tehya Faulk/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology graduate student Logan Clark plays the Guatemalan marimba, an instrument originating from Mayan culture. Clark traveled to San Cristobal Verapaz, a small town in Guatemala, to research Mayan music. (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)
Ethnomusicology graduate student Logan Clark plays the Guatemalan marimba, an instrument originating from Mayan culture. Clark traveled to San Cristobal Verapaz, a small town in Guatemala, to research Mayan music. (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)

UCLA biochemistry professor Albert Courey's passion for poetry stems from his childhood fascination with music and the arts. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)
UCLA biochemistry professor Albert Courey's passion for poetry stems from his childhood fascination with music and the arts. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

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Album Review: ‘Anti’

Rihanna, Jay Z’s million-dollar pop product, turned trite demos into golden radio hits. The recipe required no lyrical profundity or vocal artistry. She hummed repetitive phrases like “umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh,” sang over EDM-based melodies like Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love,” and profitable radio hits were born. Read more...

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Ethnomusicology graduate student Ryan Koons plays string instruments like the violin and the Swedish nyckelharpa (above), a cross between a viola and a piano with 16 different strings and around 37 wooden keys. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Ethnomusicology graduate student Ryan Koons plays string instruments like the violin and the Swedish nyckelharpa (above), a cross between a viola and a piano with 16 different strings and around 37 wooden keys. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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