Spring Festival of World Music with the Hammer Museum
UCLA Student Ensemble Performances
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Music of India Ensemble (2:00 p.m.)*
Shujaat Khan and Abhiman Kaushal, co-directors
The Music of India Ensemble, under the direction of Shujaat Khan and Abhiman Kaushal, performs short compositions of North Indian classical and semi-classical ragas (harmonic modes) and talas (rhythmic patterns on tabla, or drums). The ensemble comprises the students of Shujaat Husain Khan on vocals and sitar (a long-necked lute with seven principal strings, plus 12 to 20 sympathetic strings) and the students of Abhiman Kaushal on tabla.
UCLA Near East Ensemble (3:30 p.m.)
Romeo Guzmán, assistant director
The UCLA Near East Ensemble, under assistant director Romeo Guzmán, presents music from the Arab world, particularly from eastern Mediterranean cities such as Cairo, Damascus and Beirut. Selections include court music from the Ottoman era, Sufi-related works and modal improvisations, as well as nightclub pieces and folk songs.
More information about Hammer Museum events is available on their website.
*Additional performance scheduled for Thursday, May 15 -- 7 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall.
The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology offers a series of events for the public's enjoyment throughout the year. Programs include performances of high artistic accomplishment in various genres directed by faculty of national and international renown. For updated information and confirmation of events, the public may call (310) 206-3033 or visit the department's Web site at www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu.