Monday, April 22

Courtesy of KATHLEEN HOOD
Por Por is a style of music that originated in the township of La in Accra, Ghana. The film "A Por Por Funeral for Ashirifie" examines the use of this music.

Film “˜A Por Por Funeral for Ashirifie’ depicts Ghanaian music style from drivers union

The idea of truck drivers in Ghana as musical undertakers is not an everyday idea. On March 5, ethnomusicologist Steven Feld will try to give his audience a better understanding of just that. Read more...

Photo: Courtesy of KATHLEEN HOOD Por Por is a style of music that originated in the township of La in Accra, Ghana. The film "A Por Por Funeral for Ashirifie" examines the use of this music.

Courtesy of KATHLEEN HOOD
Por Por is a style of music that originated in the township of La in Accra, Ghana. The film "A Por Por Funeral for Ashirifie" examines the use of this music.


Soundbite: “Hidden” These New Puritans

The hardest record to make is the sophomore record. It can make or break a career, and any important decisions about who you will be as an artist are often determined by how you handle the pressure of defining yourself with your second record. Some sophomore records changed everything. Read more...




Busta Rhymes will perform at Hip-Hop Explosion 2010 at Ackerman Grand 
Ballroom tonight at 8. Busta Rhymes has produced five platinum records.

Hip-Hop Explosion tonight in Ackerman

Hip-hop will (figuratively) explode on campus tonight with a performance from Busta Rhymes and E-40 in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. Read more...

Photo: Busta Rhymes will perform at Hip-Hop Explosion 2010 at Ackerman Grand Ballroom tonight at 8. Busta Rhymes has produced five platinum records.

Busta Rhymes will perform at Hip-Hop Explosion 2010 at Ackerman Grand 
Ballroom tonight at 8. Busta Rhymes has produced five platinum records.

The UCLA Wind Ensemble, which brings together the talents of UCLA's top faculty and student musicians, will be performing Wednesday at Schoenberg Hall under the direction of Thomas Lee. The ensemble, shown during a rehearsal on Wednesday, will perform a variety of numbers from an even broader range of musical genres, often under the direction of student conductors who are rotated in from the ensemble's ranks.

Ensemble taps faculty, student talent

Combining the talents of UCLA's top instrumental musicians, conductors, and world-renowned faculty members, the UCLA Wind Ensemble will present a concert featuring classic repertoire alongside more modern works, including a rock song turned band piece. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Wind Ensemble, which brings together the talents of UCLA's top faculty and student musicians, will be performing Wednesday at Schoenberg Hall under the direction of Thomas Lee. The ensemble, shown during a rehearsal on Wednesday, will perform a variety of numbers from an even broader range of musical genres, often under the direction of student conductors who are rotated in from the ensemble's ranks.

The UCLA Wind Ensemble, which brings together the talents of UCLA's top faculty and student musicians, will be performing Wednesday at Schoenberg Hall under the direction of Thomas Lee. The ensemble, shown during a rehearsal on Wednesday, will perform a variety of numbers from an even broader range of musical genres, often under the direction of student conductors who are rotated in from the ensemble's ranks.


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