Thursday, June 21

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Album review: ‘Liberation’

Christina Aguilera’s “Liberation” aims to paint a picture of female empowerment, but leaves listeners with a muddled image instead. Six years after the release of her pop-driven album “Lotus,” Aguilera hearkens back to the R&B and soul influence that characterizes her earlier work, also layering in more modern elements, such as trap beats reminiscent of Migos’ music. Read more...

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Fourth-year cognitive science student Maddie Gavin, whose stage name is Officer Gavin, performs as a DJ in a sphere dominated by men, she said. Although she doesn't necessarily want to be labelled a 'female DJ,' she recognizes her position in inspiring others like her at UCLA. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year cognitive science student Maddie Gavin, whose stage name is Officer Gavin, performs as a DJ in a sphere dominated by men, she said. Although she doesn't necessarily want to be labelled a 'female DJ,' she recognizes her position in inspiring others like her at UCLA. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Students Noela Park, Ginny Lee, Jorge Kcomt and Amy Choi (clockwise from top) perform K-pop choreographies and original dances as members of SEOULA, a UCLA-based dance group. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)
Students Noela Park, Ginny Lee, Jorge Kcomt and Amy Choi (clockwise from top) perform K-pop choreographies and original dances as members of SEOULA, a UCLA-based dance group. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue.  (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue.  (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

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(Thomas Tran/Daily Bruin)

Charlotte Day Wilson's raspy vocals were accompanied by a mix of jazz and techno instrumentals at the 32nd annual JazzReggae Festival. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

JazzReggae Festival jazzes up Sunset Rec, features six varied artists

Colorful blankets littered the grass of Sunset Recreation Center for this year’s JazzReggae Festival. Monday’s music event celebrated its 32nd anniversary this year. The Cultural Affairs Commission hosted the event, which featured performances from six artists and groups such as rhythm and blues singer Jamila Woods, as well as a variety of vendors and artwork. Read more...

Charlotte Day Wilson's raspy vocals were accompanied by a mix of jazz and techno instrumentals at the 32nd annual JazzReggae Festival. (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)
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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