Friday, February 23

Students at Dance and Dialogue workshops begin the class in a group discussion called a council. Following the council, students rotate between different dance stations where they learn various techniques such as hip-hop and contemporary dance. (Courtesy of Ricka Glucksman Kelsch)

Dance workshop connects students of all backgrounds, promotes expression

Teenagers danced to the beat of the Hamilton cast recording and leapt to the sound of smooth jazz music in a bustling dance hall in the heart of Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Students at Dance and Dialogue workshops begin the class in a group discussion called a council. Following the council, students rotate between different dance stations where they learn various techniques such as hip-hop and contemporary dance. (Courtesy of Ricka Glucksman Kelsch)

Students at Dance and Dialogue workshops begin the class in a group discussion called a council. Following the council, students rotate between different dance stations where they learn various techniques such as hip-hop and contemporary dance. (Courtesy of Ricka Glucksman Kelsch)

Myroslava Khomik, a violonist in UCLA Camarades, said the concert represents musical collaboration among her and other UCLA alumni, who now work in the professional world, while also shedding light on Slavic culture. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Camarades string ensemble to tie together Slavic music, poetry

The UCLA Camarades will embrace Slavic culture through music and poetry in their upcoming concert “Hope Against Hope.” The string chamber music ensemble will perform at the concert alongside literary presentations by the UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures on Tuesday. Read more...

Photo: Myroslava Khomik, a violonist in UCLA Camarades, said the concert represents musical collaboration among her and other UCLA alumni, who now work in the professional world, while also shedding light on Slavic culture. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Myroslava Khomik, a violonist in UCLA Camarades, said the concert represents musical collaboration among her and other UCLA alumni, who now work in the professional world, while also shedding light on Slavic culture. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

(Graphic by Pauline Ordonez)

Daily Bruin predicts who will win gold at the Grammys

2017 was a year of change in the music world. Though names like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift held onto their prominence, the world of popular music saw comebacks from Lorde and Kesha, foreign additions with “Despacito” and an embrace of rap with the increased prominence of artists like Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B. Read more...

Photo: (Graphic by Pauline Ordonez)

(Graphic by Pauline Ordonez)

Professor Richard Danielpour has been nominated for two Grammys for his composition "Songs of Solitude" and his album "Songs of Solitude & War Songs." Danielpour wrote "Songs of Solitude" while on an isolated retreat in New York in reaction to 9/11. (ChengCheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Music professor’s 9/11-inspired composition bags Grammy nomination

Richard Danielpour began his music residency at an isolated retreat for composers the day before 9/11. On the second day of his residency, the UCLA composition professor called his music editor’s office in downtown New York to find out how long he had to finish editing his latest piece, “An American Requiem.” He was met with screams on the other end of the line and spent the next 40 minutes listening to a woman from his music editor’s office telling him about the plane that had flown over her head and crashed into the World Trade Center. Read more...

Photo: Professor Richard Danielpour has been nominated for two Grammys for his composition "Songs of Solitude" and his album "Songs of Solitude & War Songs." Danielpour wrote "Songs of Solitude" while on an isolated retreat in New York in reaction to 9/11. (ChengCheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Professor Richard Danielpour has been nominated for two Grammys for his composition "Songs of Solitude" and his album "Songs of Solitude & War Songs." Danielpour wrote "Songs of Solitude" while on an isolated retreat in New York in reaction to 9/11. (ChengCheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Daniel Seeff, who has previously contributed to Anderson. Paak's Grammy-nominated album, "Malibu," cowrote and contributed instrumentals to R&B musician Ledisi's song "Shot Down."
 The song is part of the album "Let Love Rule," which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Jazz director discusses work on Grammy-nominated album ‘Let Love Rule’

Daniel Seeff is going for a Grammy for the second year in a row. Seeff, the program director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, contributed to albums that have been nominated for Grammys alongside Beyoncé, Rihanna and Bruno Mars for two years in a row. Read more...

Photo: Daniel Seeff, who has previously contributed to Anderson. Paak's Grammy-nominated album, "Malibu," cowrote and contributed instrumentals to R&B musician Ledisi's song "Shot Down." The song is part of the album "Let Love Rule," which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Daniel Seeff, who has previously contributed to Anderson. Paak's Grammy-nominated album, "Malibu," cowrote and contributed instrumentals to R&B musician Ledisi's song "Shot Down."
 The song is part of the album "Let Love Rule," which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Music students Hanna Yocute, Aaron Dozal and Juan Rivera will perform Latin American music at Fowler Out Loud, in collaboration with the exhibit, “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis,” which highlights the cultural identity of the Brazilian city of Salvador. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Guitar Ensemble bridges Latin American music and art in exhibit

The UCLA Guitar Ensemble will be playing old music in a new setting as part of the Fowler Out Loud series. Members of the ensemble will showcase Latin American music at Fowler Out Loud, a concert series in which UCLA students perform at Fowler Museum. Read more...

Photo: Music students Hanna Yocute, Aaron Dozal and Juan Rivera will perform Latin American music at Fowler Out Loud, in collaboration with the exhibit, “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis,” which highlights the cultural identity of the Brazilian city of Salvador. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Music students Hanna Yocute, Aaron Dozal and Juan Rivera will perform Latin American music at Fowler Out Loud, in collaboration with the exhibit, “Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis,” which highlights the cultural identity of the Brazilian city of Salvador. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

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Album review: ‘Ruins’

First Aid Kit has put a bandage on a slowly dying genre of music – folk-rock. The Swedish duo, composed of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, released “Ruins,” its fourth studio album, Friday. Read more...

Photo: (Columbia Records)

(Columbia Records)


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