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UCSB Noon Music Series – WEDNESDAYS 12 NOON at the Music Bowl

Presented with the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music, the World Music Series features free world music performances with the mission of exposing the community to a variety of musical forms and styles. Bring your lunch and enjoy the free performance every Wednesday at 12 noon, outside, in the Music Bowl. This spring the series includes:


The Old-Tyme Southern Country Mountain Bros
Brian Karvelas (banjo),Brandon Wallace (mandolin), and Ethan Schwartz (percussion) perform a variety of traditional North American music, including songs from the Civil War and Great Depression, in addition to regional standards.


UCSB Jazz Fusion Combo
Advanced UCSB Jazz students perform modern jazz fusion music by the LA Based Yellowjackets and UCSB CCS composer/pianist Dan Young. The group features Eric Wolff on bass,Matt Carroll on saxophones,Dylan Morrow-Jones on vibraphone, and Cody Krivacic on guitar. UCSB Jazz Director Jon Nathan is guest drummer with the group.


Brass Spectacular
All of UCSB’s brass groups will present a showcase of music from the Renaissance through contemporary periods, plus jazz. Featured ensembles include the UCSB Brass Choir, Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet, UCSB Trumpet Ensemble, Suzanne Faulkner Horn Ensemble, and the Hubler Horn Quartet. Come prepared with your ears and your questions!


Mariachi Las Olas de Santa Bárbara
Music in Celebration of El Cinco de Mayo
In recognition of El Cinco de Mayo, Juan Zaragoza leads the community-based Mariachi La Olas in a performance of various music genres from Mexico including/rancheras/, boleros, and/sones/. UCSB Music Faculty, Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco will join the ensemble to play a selection of P’urhépecha music from Michoacán. VIVA MEXICO!


North Indian Classical Music and Odissi Dance from India
In a 2-part concert, Aditi Trivedi performs Odissi dance, one of the seven main classical dance forms in India hailing from the Eastern state of Orissa. The UCSB Music of India Ensemble, led by Scott Marcus, also performs, presenting ragas on/sitar/ and/tabla/.


UCSB Afro-Brazilian Ensemble
Led by Matt Wright, the UCSB Afro-Brazilian Ensemble performs songs and rhythms used in street celebrations in Brazil’s major music cities Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, and Recife/Olinda, including samba/enredo/, samba/batucada/, samba reggae, samba afro,/afoxê,/ and/maracatu./


UCSB Gamelan Ensemble
The Gamelan, the principal orchestral ensemble of Indonesia, is comprised chiefly of metallic percussion instruments. This ensemble, directed by Donn Howell, will perform traditional music of Central and Western Java.


UCSB Gospel Choir
Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions.

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