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Events

  • World Music Series
As part of the World Music Series, Santa Barbara-based Miguelito Leon brings his Grupo Maferefun to present a rousing performance of Afro-Cuba singing and drumming on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free! The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.
  1. January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Dr. Joanna Demers

As part of the Music History and Theory Forum, Joanna Demers (Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Southern California) will present her talk, "Fictions In and About Music Writing," on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 3:30–4.45pm in Music Room 1145. Admission is free.

  1. January 25, 2017 -
    3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Adam Gorb

Composer Adam Gorb presents a lecture on his recent works on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building). Admission is free.

  1. January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • World Music Series
Mariachi Las Olas de SB performs Dia De La Candelaria music from Mexico as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free! Candlemas in Mexico: Día de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated throughout Mexico on February 2nd. It is mainly a religious and family celebration, but in some places, such as Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, it is a major fiesta with bullfights, parades, and music festivals. Led by Juan Zaragoza, Mariachi Las Olas de SB will perform some of the music of this region from Mexico and other popular genres. The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.
  1. February 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Miller Wrenn, bass

Los Angeles-based jazz ensemble, Off Cell, will present a masterclass on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 2:45-4:15 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Off Cell is grounded in jazz but not afraid to explore new sonic territory. Their music blends inventive melodies with captivating textures, always shifting and keeping listeners off balance, full of a modern, youthful energy that remains conscious of the many traditions of improvised music. All members of the quartet contribute original material to the group’s repertoire for a stylistically diverse yet sonically unified set of music. Off Cell is primarily Los Angeles-based and their eponymous debut album is set to be released in February. The group consists of saxophonist Garrett Wingfield, guitarist Caleb Veazey, bassist Miller Wrenn, and Clint Dodson on drums.

  1. February 1, 2017 -
    2:45pm to 4:15pm
  • Garrett Wingfield, saxophone

Los Angeles-based jazz ensemble, Off Cell, will present a concert on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Off Cell is grounded in jazz but not afraid to explore new sonic territory. Their music blends inventive melodies with captivating textures, always shifting and keeping listeners off balance, full of a modern, youthful energy that remains conscious of the many traditions of improvised music. All members of the quartet contribute original material to the group’s repertoire for a stylistically diverse yet sonically unified set of music. Off Cell is primarily Los Angeles-based and their eponymous debut album is set to be released in February. The group consists of saxophonist Garrett Wingfield, guitarist Caleb Veazey, bassist Miller Wrenn, and Clint Dodson on drums.

  1. February 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • World Music Series
Directed by Steve Gross, the Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet and the Suzanne Faulkner Horn Ensemble will present repertoire from the Renaissance to modern jazz as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. The groups perform on horn, trumpet, and trombone. Admission is free! The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.
  1. February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Shane Greene
Shane Greene, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, presents a talk entitled, "The Risk of Punk Under-Production," on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. (location TBA). Admission is free. This event is co-presented by the Department of Music and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Music (CISM).
  1. February 8, 2017 - 3:30pm
  • Daniel Landau

Composer and visual artist Daniel Landau presents his performative experiment "Time-Body Study" on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215 Music Building). Admission is free.

  1. February 10, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • World Music Series
Charlie King and Bev Grant present "A Century of Song, Still Going Strong" as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free! Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.  Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” He has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century and has been writing songs for over 40 years. Bev Grant is an activist, feminist singer-songwriter.  For the past 50 years she has devoted herself to topical songwriting and social activism, notably in her band The Human Condition and as founder and director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus. Her song “We Were There” has become an anthem of women in the labor movement. “…a brilliant feminist with a true rock and roll heart. What’s not to love?” The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.
  1. February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm