African American Music Ensemble and Music of Mexico Ensemble Concert
Sunday, May 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Schoenberg Music Building - Schoenberg Hall
Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2017
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Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 UCLA faculty, staff, and students (with ID).
The African American Music Ensemble performs a diverse mix of gospel music, including Negro spirituals and traditional and contemporary gospel. Beginning in the 1600s with enslaved Africans, African American choral music has evolved into a refined urban form accompanied by piano, drum, bass and tambourine.
The Music of Mexico Ensemble, under the direction of 2008 Grammy winner Jesús Guzmán, features mariachi music in a variety of styles from various regions of Mexico, including son jalisiense, son huasteco, bolero, ranchera and huapango.