World Music Series

Professor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco with Son Jarocho musician Jorge Mijangos, UCSB students, and the Harmony Project Ventura, after a World Music Series performance in the UCSB Music Bowl in May 2015. (Photo by Sonia Fernandez)
 
Join us every Wednesday at noon in the UCSB Music Bowl (unless otherwise noted) for FREE performances by some of the best world music artists in the Santa Barbara area!
 
The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
 
In the event of rain, World Music Series events will be moved to Music Room 1145, adjacent to the Music Bowl. Signs will be posted near the Music Bowl on the day of the event notifying audience members of the change. 

Fall 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 12 pm | Music Bowl (Music Building) | Free admission
The UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music will present a special Pop Up Event featuring the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble as part of the UCSB World Music Series on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12 pm in the Music Bowl on the UC Santa Barbara campus. Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. Led by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, featuring dynamic drumming, delicate melodies and lively interlocking rhythms.