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Ethnomusicology

Asian Studies Center's presentation of Jero is sold out, but ethnomusicology grad student Yuko Eguchi will be at the concert and will report back on this blog. Yuko relates her own encounter with the Jero phenomenon phenomenon below.
withrhomairama.jpg Andrew Weintraub with Rhoma Irama, The King of Dangdut, who will perform at Pitt on October 11. Andrew Weintraub (Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology) has been awarded a 2008 Global Academic Partnership grant by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) to organize an interdisciplinary international conference on Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia. The conference will be held at the...
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rhoma_irama.jpg Legendary Dangdut musician Rhoma Irama and his band Soneta perform at Bellefield Hall. Pittsburgh's own Dangdut Cowboys will open for Rhoma Irama and Soneta. Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free Co-sponsored by UCIS, CERIS, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Music. PRESS RELEASE In conjunction with the international conference on Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia, Rhoma Irama and his 10-piece band Soneta will perform a concert in Bellefield Auditorium on October 11 at 8pm. Musician, composer, record...
pamde08_3.JPG The Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble was on hiatus last fall and gave an open house this semester rather than a full-fledged concert, but what a night it was. Sister Marie Agatha Ozah (who recently completed her PhD in ethnomusicology), directed the ensemble and got the audience involved in a big way.
ritatila.JPG This year's Gamelan Ensemble concert covered a wide range of Indonesian music, from traditional gamelan to Indonesian pop. The above photo shows singer and instrumentalist Rita Tila performing on the kacapi (zither). In the background Samantha Swami plays the peking. duet_gamelan.JPG Composer Nano S. (playing the suling) and Rita Tila perform a duet with the Gamelan...
Congratulations to Colter Harper who received an award for Outstanding Paper at the University's 2008 Graduate Student Expo. Harper, who is a PhD candidate (ethnomusicology) and Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship winner, gave a paper titled "The Chitlin Circuit: The Embodiment of Jazz in Physical Space and Social Action." Also participating from the Department of Music were Yuko Eguchi (ethnomusicology), Ben Harrison (composition), and Kerrith Livengood (composition and theory).
gam07.JPG General admission $10, student/senior admission $5, Pitt students free with I.D. Tickets available at the door. Bellefield Hall Auditorium Pitt’s Gamelan Ensemble will celebrate several significant milestones during their upcoming performance. The concert will mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of the ensemble by Professor of ethnomusicology Andrew Weintraub. Voice of America will broadcast segments of the program on Indonesian T.V., highlighting Pitt’s creative engagement with Indonesian music and culture. The program will...
gamelanhouse.jpg Please join us for an hour of music played by this semester’s students, under the direction of Andrew Weintraub. Bellefield Hall Room, 309A, free

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