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Barbara B. Smith: The legacy of a long life in music

In Department News, Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

In honor of Professor Emerita Barbara B. Smith’s 100th birthday, Arlene Abiang shows why Prof. Smith is a cherished member of the UH-Mānoa music ʻohana “A celebration of a person’s 100th birthday is not unusual when a person reaches that milestone in life; however for me, though I never expected to reach it, the year 2020 is more important as …

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Barbara B. Smith Webinar Series: A Legacy for Ethnomusicology

In Ethnomusicology by General Entries

Join us for a series of webinars celebrating the 100th birthday of Barbara B. Smith, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa ethnomusicologist and professor emerita. Among her numerous awards, Prof Smith has received the 2018 Hawai’i Arts Alliance Preis Honoree awarded annually to an individual who has had a significant impact on the arts and culture in Hawai’i, the 2009 Koizumi …

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Return from French Polynesia

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

JANE FREEMAN MOULIN has returned to teaching after a 6-month return fieldwork period in French Polynesia.  Research activity included: the presentation of four public lectures on Marquesan music and two lectures on Tahitian music and dance; a visit to the Marquesas Islands and the renewal of contacts with long-term co-workers and friends from the 1989 TSOM Survey in the Marquesas …

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Testifying at the UN for Cultural Sustainability

In Ethnomusicology, Student Accolades by General Entries

MA Ethnomusicology student Andrew Gumataotao has just returned from testifying at the United Nations in New York.  As part of the 11-member delegation from Guam to the UN’s Fourth Committee on decolonization, petitioners to the committee touched on the introduction of toxins to the soil and water, the continued militarization of Guam, the Dave Davis case that has essentially dealt what could …

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Pioneer of Korean Ethnomusicology

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

This past summer, Dr. Byong Lee was interviewed for his musical biography, to be released by the National Gugak Center of the Ministry of Culture, Information, Tourism and Sports of South Korea in two years, in book, video, and online format. He discusses his scholarly activities in the past 65 years. This one hour interview with the internet magazine, “Good …

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Alumnus and Faculty Member Ben Fairfield Receives Fulbright

In Alumni Accolades, Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

The Department of Music is pleased to announce that Ben Fairfield (PhD University of Hawaiʻi 2017) has received a 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. His project is to research Karen music, identity, and representation at the Karen Ecomuseum in Mae Sot, Thailand. He plans to be in Thailand from May-August 2020. An alumnus of the East-West Center, Ben is currently affiliate faculty with …

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UHM Ethnomusicology Students Making Waves

In Ethnomusicology, Student Accolades by General Entries

Current students of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s ethnomusicology program are making strides in the field. Here are a few of their remarkable accomplishments: Ethnomusicology PhD student Candi Steiner has been appointed as the Managing Editor for the University’s Center for Pacific Islands Studies. This position places her as the editor of multiple monographs in the very highly regarded …

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Professor Emeritus Barbara B. Smith Receives Prestigious Honor

In Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

On January 26, Professor Emeritus Barbara B. Smith was named the 2018 Hawai‘i Arts Alliance Preis Honoree. Named after Alfred Preis, founder of the Alliance, the honor is awarded annually to an individual who has had a significant impact on the arts and culture in Hawai‘i. With countless accomplishments to her name – including the founding of the UH Mānoa …

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The Music Department bids farewell to Dr. Frederick Lau

In Department News, Ethnomusicology, Faculty News by General Entries

This Spring 2019 semester, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Music bids farewell to long-time ethnomusicology faculty member Dr. Frederick Lau. Retiring after many years with the university, Dr. Lau has been very active inside and outside the university. During his stay at UHM, he was responsible for making ethnomusicology visible to the rest of the university by …

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UH Mānoa Hosts Korean Music Conference

In Composition, Department News, Ethnomusicology by General Entries

The UH Mānoa Music Department hosts a conference entitled New Traditions: An International Exchange in Contemporary Music for Korean Instruments, February 16–19, 2017. The event is produced with support from the Center for Korean Studies at UH Mānoa. Visiting Korean instrument virtuosi from the US mainland and abroad will lead workshops on 21st century notational trends, traditional performance practices, and contemporary techniques. The conference …