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Ethnomusicology Program


May 8, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Peruvian Textiles, This Moment, Innovation the Nordic Way, International Experimental Music Ensemble, MFA Concert, and more!

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This week in the arts, examine up-close a selection of Peruvian textiles from the Henry’s collection, attend a lecture about Nordic innovation at the Nordic Museum, go to a graduation exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and more! From the Collection: Peruvian Textiles May 9, 6:30 pm | Henry Art Gallery Quipus, knotted strings used for…


March 1, 2019

Video: Amarilys Ríos shares the ‘bomba’ experience

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  Amarilys Ríos is a professional percussionist, singer and dancer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this video she gives an introduction to “bomba,” an Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance tradition in which dancers lead the drummer to sound out their improvised movements. “Bomba is a way of expression and communication” with key ingredients, explains…


May 16, 2018

Arts Roundup: Percussion Ensemble, UW Sings, and more

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This week in the arts, attend a hilarious and surprising play, join in on the Percussion Studio’s and Choir’s end of year performances, and attend a Seattle-based ensemble’s innovative chamber music concert. Goldie, Max and Milk May 22 – May 27 | Glen Hughes Penthouse Theater Max, a single lesbian, just gave birth. She’s unemployed,…


May 13, 2015

Arts Roundup: Dance, music — and a barnyard fungus

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This week the MFA Dance Concert and Pilobolus take the lead. The School of Music also has a busy week, presenting the Voice Divisional Recital as well as Jazz Innovations and an evening of music from Zimbabwe with visiting artists Paul Mataruse and Clair Jones.


June 4, 2014

Back home again: UW ethnomusicologists return heritage music to its roots

Participants in the Association for Cultural Equity's music October 2013 repatriation ceremony perform and parade. The event, called the "All Our Friends Hill Country Blues Celebration," was held in Tate and Panola counties in Mississippi.

The UW School of Music’s Ethnomusicology Program is helping to bring roots and hill music collected decades ago by folklorist Alan Lomax back to its place of origin, with teaching materials and local ceremonies.