Conferences, Symposia, Festivals


Title and Description

February 23, 1996


Symposium on African Music

Organizer: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje


June 5, 1998


Music in Urban Environments: A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference

Organizer: Timothy Rice


April 29-May 1, 1999


Duke Ellington Centennial Celebration Concert and Symposium: Duke Ellington and his Contributions to Twentieth-Century Music

Organizer: Kenny Burrell


May 28-30, 1999


Musical Cultures of Latin America: Global Effects Past and Present, An Interdisciplinary Conference at UCLA

Organizer: Steve Loza


Fall 1999, Winter 2000, Spring 2000


Year of African Music

Organizer: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje


October 20-22, 2000


Performing Ecstasies: Music, Dance and Ritual in the Mediterranean. Organized with the Italian Oral History Institute

Organizer: Luisa Del Giudice; A.J. Racy, Faculty organizer


November 9-10, 2001


Found Sound: University Sound Archives in the 21st Century, A Symposium in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.

Organizers: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje and Louise Spear


May 13-14, 2005


Orientalism, Representation, and the Arts: A Symposium and Concert

Faculty organizer: Tara Browner


October 13 - November 6, 2005


Festival of African American Music

Organizer: Kenny Burrell


April 18-20, 2008


Ash Grove 50th Anniversary: Legend and Legacy

Organizer: Ed Pearl; Anthony Seeger, Faculty organizer


April 4-5, 2009


Duke Ellington's 110th Birthday Anniversary Festival of Music

Organizer: Kenny Burrell


October 22-25, 2009


Dialogue in Music Project: Africa Meets North America (AMNA), 3rd International Symposium and Festival

Organizers: Kimasi Browne, Akin Euba, Cynthia Kimberlin; Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Faculty organizer


November 9, 2011


Alumni Symposium: Fifty Years of Ethnomusicology at UCLA

Organizers: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje, Faculty organizer; Committee (in alphabetical order): Donna Armstrong, Munir Beken, Aaron M. Bittel, Vincent M. Cummings, Beto Gonzalez, Jennie Gubner, Priya Gupta, Kathleen Hood, Michael Iyanaga, Cheryl L. Keyes, Steve Loza, David Martinelli, Kathleen Moon, Shilo Munk, Karin Patterson, A.J. Racy, Tim Rice, Martha Rider, Marcos Ruedas.