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Fall 2012- Ethnomusiclogy 292B: Caribbean Popular Musics
Winter 2013- Music History 5: History of Rock and Roll
Jerome Camal's research focuses on music of the African diaspora, principally music of the Francophone Caribbean and jazz. His dissertation, entitled "From Gwoka Modènn to Jazz Ka: Music, Nationalism, and Creolization in Guadeloupe," explores how gwoka—an African-derived drum music—has been deployed and transformed to express changing political ideologies and national identities. Combining ethnographic and archival data with musical analysis, this study contributes to our understanding of cultural nationalism in postcolonial societies. It reveals how music and discourse about music capture the tension between race and class solidarity as well as between national and diasporic consciousness. Moreover, it demonstrates how nationalism, diasporic intimacy and creolization restrict one another without being mutually exclusive. Thus this dissertation conceptualizes creolization as a post-nationalist strategy in Caribbean societies.
Prof. Camal received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. In conjunction with his study of musicology and ethnomusicology, he also earned a certificate in American Culture Studies. A dedicated jazz saxophonist, Camal was awarded a B.M. in jazz studies from Webster University and a M.M. in jazz performance from the University of New Orleans where he studied under Terence Blanchard and Ed Petersen.
Prof. Camal has presented his work at a number of international conferences, including the annual meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the American Studies Association. An article entitled "Creolizing Jazz, Jazzing the Tout-monde: Jazz, Gwoka, and the Poetics of Relation" is forthcoming in the journal Francophone Postcolonial Studies. (Photo by Laurent de Bompuis)
Winter 2013- Music History 191G - Docs that Rock
David Leaf is an award-winning writer/producer/director best known for his work on acclaimed pop culture programs, music specials and retrospectives, including the acclaimed recent documentary "The Night James Brown Saved Boston." Leaf was an historical consultant on Time-Life's "The History Of Rock 'n' Roll" and for three years, he wrote and co-produced "The Salute To The American Songwriter" as well as the limited series, "The Spirit Of Rock 'n' Roll." As an author, Leaf has written three biographies (including the best-selling authorized biography of the Bee Gees and the ground-breaking Brian Wilson biography, The Beach Boys & The California Myth). Leaf also edited a book-length history of A&M Records and wrote the Beatles and Beach Boys chapters for Capitol Records 50th anniversary book. Among his record industry credits are liner notes for theaward-winning re-issues of "Pet Sounds" and the "Good Vibrations" box set, which he co-produced. He also wrote the books for and produced "The Pet Sounds Sessions" box set, for which he received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Historical Recording." Leaf has won the "Q" Magazine Recorded Music Award (1990 & 1993) twice. Of note, Leaf is a member of such nationally prestigious institutions as the Writers Guild, Authors Guild, Society of Professional Journalists, NARAS, ATAS, ASCAP and is a voter for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Fall 2012 - Music History 191T - Capstone Seminar
Love-Tulloch has presented her work at prominent national conferences, including the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and Music and the Moving Image. Her upcoming presentation at the Society for American Music (2013) unpacks the role music has played in television and Internet ads for the 2012 Presidential Election.
Her many teaching duties at UCLA have included designing and instructing GE courses on the History of Rock and Roll and an upper-division seminar on MTV (funded by the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows program). She will also be teaching the Senior Thesis seminar for music history majors this fall. When not in the classroom, researching, or writing, she refines her classical chops by playing bassoon and clarinet with friends and colleagues.