Professor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco with Son Jarocho musician Jorge Mijangos, UCSB students, and the Harmony Project Ventura, after a World Music Series performance in the UCSB Music Bowl in May 2015. (Photo by Sonia Fernandez)
Join us every Wednesday at noon in the UCSB Music Bowl for FREE performances by some of the best world music artists in the Santa Barbara area!
Spring 2017 World Music Series
Rumba, Bolero, Cumbia, and more with Ensamble Vientos del Sur
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
Santa Barbara-based Ensamble Vientos Del Sur (Winds of the South Ensemble) performs a fusion of different Latin American styles such as rumba, bolero, and cumbia. Delighting audiences of Southern California for more than a decade, the band’s contagious rhythms invite the audience to dance. Hugo Macario, Jose Elizarraraz, and Robert Gutierrez perform on guitar, charango, zampoñas, quena, cajon, and congas.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
UCSB Music of India Ensemble
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
Scott Marcus leads a performance of North Indian classical music performed on sitar-s with tabla accompaniment by Shashank Aswath and Ziyad Marcus.
Mariachi Las Olas de S.B.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
In recognition of El Cinco de Mayo, Santa Barbara-based Mariachi Las Olas, founded and directed by Juan Zaragoza, will perform various music genres from Mexico including rancheras, boleros, corridos, sones and gustos. VIVA La Batalla de Puebla!
Jazz at UCSB, led by Jon Nathan
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
Jon Nathan presents the UCSB Jazz Ensemble.
Klezmer Music with Kalinka
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
Klezmer music with the Santa Barbara-based group, Kalinka, led by clarinetist, Fred Nadis.
UCSB Gamelan Ensemble
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. Led by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, featuring dynamic drumming, lively interlocking rhythms, and exciting mask dancing.
UCSB Gospel Choir
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 12 p.m. | UCSB Music Bowl | Admission is free
Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions.
The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
Spring 2017 World Music Series Flyer (PDF) COMING SOON!