Published November 18, 2014


Ryan Vig, current B. A. student in ethnomusicology and director of the World Music and Movement Festival was interviewed by staff person Donna Armstrong.

Armstrong: Ryan, tell us about the World Music and Movement Festival Organization.

Vig: Our organization is growing this year. Along with our semi-annual festivals including this one coming up, we are developing new workshops every month, which intend to engage audiences in educational, interactive, and entertaining experiences.

Armstrong: Great! What is happening this weekend?

Vig: This Sunday from 11am to 5pm in UCLA Bruin Plaza, is our third World Music and Movement Festival. As you know, a team of students from several departments on campus have come together to create a platform for sharing the cultural practices of our students, faculty, and alumni. So, on Sunday, we will have performances ranging from Italian folk songs to a new student big band orchestra and from capoeira (Brazilian martial art/dance) to traditional dance of Mexico. And the festival is free and open to the public. For the specific performer lineup, check out or our Facebook page.

We are entirely run by UCLA undergraduate and graduate students and all of our groups are led by UCLA community members.
We hope that you can make it out on Sunday to support the variety of performing artists.

The World Music and Movement Festival is sponsored by: UCLA CPC and Volcano Tea House.

WHO:       Fifteen dance and music performance groups
WHAT:     World Music and Movement Festival
WHEN:     Sunday, November 23, 2014, 11 am to 5 pm
WHERE:   UCLA Bruin Plaza

See 11/21/14 Daily Bruin article! “Fall World Music and Movement Festival to take Bruin Plaza stage”

Youtube video of Kyodo Taiko