Upcoming Events in the Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Performance – Caribbean Ensemble
Wednesday, November 13 / 7:30 p.m. / Bates Recital Hall
The Caribbean Ensemble will be giving a recital. Admission is free and seating is unassigned. If you are a patron with ADA needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reserve ADA seating for you.
Performance – Middle Eastern Ensemble
Thursday, November 14 / 7:30 p.m. / Bates Recital Hall
The Middle Easter Ensemble will be giving a recital. Admission is free and seating is unassigned. If you are a patron with ADA needs, please email email@example.com and we will reserve ADA seating for you.
World Music Night
Friday, December 6 / 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. / Central Market North Lamar
A free concert featuring UT Mariachi, Conjunto, Caribbean and Middle Eastern Ensembles. Join us for a fun night filled with food, drinks, music and dancing!
Residency – Melena Francis
Melena, born in Havana, Cuba, is an accomplished percussionist and educator of Afro Cuban music. She studied ethnomusicology at UCLA, where she received her B.A. and M.A. degrees, graduating with honors. Her Afro-Cuban sound is a conversation of melodies that she plays with fierce passion. Melena is a multi-talented percussionist who plays congas, timbales, bata drums, and shekere. She is an artist who exemplifies the sound of legendary players from the past, while combining the modern sounds of today. Melena studied privately with the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba as well as with the many gifted percussionists on the island such as: Miguel “Anga”Diaz, Yaroldy Abreu, Roberto Vizcaino Guillot, Cristobal Larrinanga, Mario Jauregui, Lazaro Ros, Regino Jimenez, and Daniel Herrera.
Melena has toured, performed, and recorded with legendary artists such as: Barry White, Stevie Wonder, Macy Gray, Julio Iglesias, Giovanni Hidalgo, Chucho Valdes and Irakere, Francisco Aguabella, Bennie Maupin, Byron Miller, Will Calhoun, Ray De La Paz, Mario Ortiz, Jr., Chino Nuñez, Chayanne, Poncho Sanchez, Frankie Morales, Eva Ayllone, Peru Negro, Oscar Hernandez (Musical Director of Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and Afro Cuban All Stars. In Havana, Cuba she has been invited as a special guest to perform with Los Papines, Pablo Menendez and Mezcla, Raices Profundas, Canela, Leyendas.com and Cuba’s national treasure the Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro.
Monday, January 27 / 10 a.m. / MRH 2.608, Recital Studio
Monday, January 27 / 1 p.m. / TBD
Tuesday, January 28 / 3 p.m. / 6.252
Wednesday, January 29 / 4 p.m. / 6.222