An Overview of Philippine Music Cultures with Professor Verne de la Peña

This upcoming talk will introduce participants to the diverse music cultures of the Philippines from precolonial Asiatic traditions to post colonial syncretic styles. A hands-on demonstration of some Philippine instruments will be included in the presentation.
Dr. de la Peña earned his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawai'i as a degree scholar of the East-West Center. He finished his master's and bachelor's degrees in composition from the University of the Philippines. His research centers on the discursive elements of music articulated in sung narratives, repartee, and ritual of the Kanakana-ey of Benguet and the Tagalog of Quezon and most recently, hiphop artists of Pinoy Rap. Dr. de la Peña currently chairs the Department of Musicology where he teaches courses in the music of Asia and Oceania, 20th Century western art music and Ethnomusicology. He also sits at the Board of Advisers of the UP Center of Ethnomusicology and hosts, writes and directs the College's weekly radio show, Tunog at Tinig, heard over DZUP.


Event details
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
370 Dwinelle