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Spring Festival of World Music at the Hammer Museum

Student ensembles jointly presented by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology and the Hammer Museum.

Saturday, April 23, 2011
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, CA


Spring Festival of World Music


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology, and the Hammer Museum jointly present a Spring Festival of World Music. This lively series of international rhythms, sound, and dance is performed by UCLA students and faculty.

2pm MUSIC OF CHINA ENSEMBLE, Chi Li, director
The Music of China Ensemble will perform traditional Jiangnan silk and bamboo music, an aria from the Kun Opera, and a Chinese folk dance. Jiangnan silk and bamboo music was developed in the Shanghai region and features the erhu as the “silk” stringed instrument and the dizi as its “bamboo” flute.

The Bluegrass and Old-Time String Ensemble performs music from the southern Appalachian region of the United States. Professor Anthony Seeger grew up playing the banjo and singing with his parents and sister. He is a nephew of Pete, Mike, and Peggy Seeger, and former director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.

Public programs are made possible by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.


Sponsor(s): , Ethnomusicology, The Hammer Museum

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