UCLA's Ethnomusicology Archive presents Archive Hour

In honour of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Ethnomusicology Archive will present our first "Archive Hour" of the year.

Jesse Ruskin, PhD 2013, will give a presentation on "The Darius L. Thieme Collection of Yorùbá Music, 1964-1966" on Monday, October 21st, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., in the Ethnomusicology Archive (1630 Schoenberg Music Building).  Coffee and chocolate will be at 4:30 and everyone will have a chance to meet and chat with Dr. Ruskin.

The Ethnomusicology Archive's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage chocolates

Abstract of Ruskin's presentation:
Scholars like J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, and Kofi Agawu have called for increased attention to the African sound recordings that accumulate, often unused, in audiovisual archives. In this spirit, Ruskin's presentation examines the collection of Darius L. Thieme, whose pioneering field recordings of the early 1960s represent one of the most extensive documentations yet of Yorùbá music in southwestern Nigeria. This collection affords an unprecedented musical entrée into the cultural world of early postcolonial Nigeria, showcasing rarely-performed traditional musics, as well as neo-traditional and popular musics in their unmediated forms.  Addressing the larger contexts of Thieme’s work and sharing representative examples from the collection, Ruskin will assess its value as an educational resource and its implications for future research on Yorùbá music.

Source: http://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/content/world-day-audiovisual-heri...