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.
Andrea Tran dabbed an eyeshadow brush in a light shade of eyeshadow and spread it on her eyelids. She then applied a darker shade to the outer corners and blended the colors together with a blending brush to fade the colors in the popular smokey eye look.
Ella Ambulo quit her day job as a traffic manager five years ago to sell hanging geometric planters at flea markets in Los Angeles.
Ambulo, the creator and artist of Urban Geometry, pairs air plants with handmade geometric brass pieces, inspired by the concept of a himmeli, a type of ornament originally from Finland.
Joe Del Rio glanced through the pages of LA Weekly and spotted an advertisement for UCLA Extension music industry courses.
The singer-songwriter then decided to travel from his hometown of Fresno to Los Angeles, where he is now pursuing a career as a musician by day and studying at UCLA Extension by night.
Nate Schwartz is a certified audio engineer at Melnitz Hall, a member of multiple bands including UCLA’s Loop Garou, and a composer of film scores. But in 2014, he decided to take on another endeavor: start his own jazz orchestra.
The music industry died once and may be dying again, with the power shifting from music industry executives to the hands of artists.
The emerging trend of artists dropping surprise albums without promotion is switching the attention from the music industry to the artists themselves.
Musicians cloaked in swirling blue and red robes pluck delicately at zheng zithers, string instruments that originated in China almost two thousand years ago.
Continuing the Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz, Saturday’s Music of China Ensemble performance will showcase Chinese culture and heritage at Schoenberg Hall, followed by Sunday’s Irish Music Ensemble performance.
Most frontmen who break away from their Grammy-nominated bands seem to lose inspiration; Brandon Flowers, on the other hand, continues to improve his solo career with his new album, “The Desired Effect.”
The album was recorded by Battle Born studios, mixed by Alan Moulder and produced by Flowers and Ariel Rechtshaid, who has produced songs for other popular indie artists such as Vampire Weekend.
In the midst of festival season, the Undergraduate Students Association Council Cultural Affairs Commission has put its own twist on Coachella to produce Worldchella, a cultural music and dance night.
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