Lunch & Learn: A Javanese Ivory Fiddle
308 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095
Jul 26, 12 PM - 12:30 PM — ends Jul 26, 2021
Played by highly respected musicians, the Javanese rebab is the only bowed string instrument in the gamelan orchestras of the Central Javanese courts (which are primarily comprised of bronze metallophones and gongs). Tyler Yamin, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Ethnomusicology, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, will discuss a notable rebab from the Department of Ethnomusicology’s World Instrument Collection. Learn about the use of the rebab in traditional Javanese music and culture; and about the role of this particular instrument in establishing world music performance ensembles across the globe. Free with RSVP!