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Thursday, July 16th 2020

UCSB Gospel Choir Takes the Audience to Church

Richard Smith Staff Writer This week at the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) Music Bowl, the UCSB Gospel Choir performed a stellar show for the World Music...

UCSB Gamelan Ensemble Woos with Traditional Indonesian Music

Richard Smith Staff Writer In the most recent performance of the World Music Series, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble impressed listeners in the Music Bowl on a...

Iconic Black Artists: From Louis Armstrong to Kendrick Lamar

Vanessa Su Arts & Entertainment Editor Music has always been a universal art that allows people of various backgrounds and lifestyles to connect and share their...

UCSB World Music Series Presents Opera Performance “The Dawn of the Rooster”

Richard Smith Contributing Writer This week’s performance of the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) World Music Series showcased "The Dawn of the Rooster," which was composed and...

UCSB’s World Music Series Features a Talented Brass Ensemble

Richard Smith Contributing Writer Steven Gross, a professor in UC Santa Barbara (UCSB)’s music department, directed the Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet and the Suzanne Faulkner Horn...

Ngoki Showcases Primal Funk Music at the UCSB Music Bowl

Richard Smith Contributing Writer Santa Barbara-based musician Ngoki performed an extended drum solo on the djembe drum at the UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) Music Bowl as...

Umi Brings Soul-Lifting Music to UCSB

Linda Chong Copy Editor Imagine a crowd radiating the slight smell of natural deodorant and marijuana, swaying to chill, dreamy R&B tunes. That sums up the...

Kalinka Showcases Jewish Culture at UCSB’s Music Bowl

Richard Smith Contributing Writer Klezmer and Balkan music group Kalinka gave a virtuosic performance of unique music in the U.C. Santa Barbara (UCSB) Music Bowl on...

Coachella 2020 Offers A Promising Lineup for Eager Fans

Vanessa Su Arts & Entertainment Editor Recently, annually-held music festival Coachella announced the long-awaited lineup for its 2020 festival, which featured a plethora of talented headliners...

The 5 Best K-Pop Singles of 2019

Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor 2019 was a year of unprecedented growth for K-pop — from BTS joining the ranks of artists like The Beatles with...