Saturday, May 14, 2022
8:00 AM
Zoom & Lani Hall

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This three-day hybrid symposium highlights the diversity of Asian performing arts through presentations and performances in various media, including panel presentations, film screenings with discussion, lecture-demonstrations on musical instruments, and live staged performances of music, dance, and puppetry. Performances will include Javanese shadow puppets with live gamelan music, Philippine kulintang music and dance, Japanese gagaku, Thai poonglaang ensemble, and much more. Research papers will explore subjects such as pop music and gender identity in Vietnam, hip-hop music in Cambodia, and shamanism in Korea and China. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jarernchai Chonpairot speaking on Isan performing arts and the emergence of the poonglaang ensemble.

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9:00am to 11:00am

Covid19 and Qawwali 

  • Shahwar Kibria Maqhfi, Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA

The Paradox of Keeping while Playing: Cambodian Tourist Show as Inalienable Commodity 

  • Gianluca Chelini, La Sapienza, University of Rome

"Time to Rise": Cultural Phenomenon in the Evolution of Cambodian Original Music 

  • Rane Prak, UT Austin

Contemporary dance and music performance from ethnic minority groups in northern Thailand

  • Jetcharin Jirasantham, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna

11:15am to 12:15pm

 Kanibarugaku or When I Think of the Crab Fields

  • Devon Osamu Tipp, University of Pittsburgh

Bruce Gaston and the making of Chaopraya Concerto 

  • Anant Narkkong, Silpakorn University, Thailand

1:15pm to 2:15pm

Gagaku Traditional Compositions and New Music for Gagaku Instruments (Live Performance)

  • Fabio Rambelli, UCSB

2:30pm to 4:00pm

A Voice to Women: Indian Classical Sitar Performers 

  • Antara Bhattacharya, Kent State University

How LGBTQ Pop Music Promotes Gender Identity and Expression in Vietnam 

  • Ly Quyet Tien, Becamex Business School, Eastern International University, Vietnam

Gender in the Field: Rural Traditional Music Performers in Northeast China 

  • Yifei Zhang, Kent State University

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Asian representation, sound and music sampling in film. The climax scene of "The Overture" movie "Cherd Tor Thua" Ranad Ek battle scene

  • Chamni Sripraram, Northern Illinois University

Fon Bun Boek Fa: A Theatrical Dance in Bun Boek Fa Tradition, Mahasarakham Province 

  • Thanyalak Moonsuwan, Mahasarakham University

Sparkling Surabaya, Indonesian dance 

  • Rattana Phoonkasem, Kamneodvid Science Academy, Rayong, Thailand

Chinese Music Ensemble: Chou Mo Yin Chu (Before Dawn) (Live Performance)

  • Chi Li, UCLA

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Special Reception sponsored by the Royal Thai Consulate, Los Angeles

7:00pm to 9:00pm

 Live Concerts: Spring Festival of World Music

  • Music of Thailand
  • Music of Java
  • Music of Bali



Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Ethnomusicology, UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, UCLA World Music Center