“A World of Music” was released in 1972 in the UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology. As the accompanying documentation explains, “Observes the activities of students and faculty at the UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology, where a basis for international understanding is sought through cross-cultural studies in music and dance. Shows four of the Institute’s 15 performance study groups with students and faculty playing music of Java, Bali, Thailand and Africa on authentic native instruments. The Institute is unique in offering such practical training in the performance of non-Western music. Also shows examples from the Institute’s collection of over 1,000 instruments, and illustrates its research activities, some of which involve the use of sophisticated electronic measuring equipment. Concludes with highlights of an annual spring festival, in which students demonstrate their mastery of international musicianship”.
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