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Band Directories
Bands for Hire
College Departments
Concerts in General
Dance Clubs
Dance Troupes / Organizations
Drum Circles
Ethnic Music in General
European Folk
Folk Music in General
Middle Eastern
Minorities in General
Musician Directories
Musicians for Hire
Record Companies
Singing Groups in General
Theatrical Performances

Ethnic/World Music in General
College Departments
Ethnomusicology Review (EMR), Westwood - UCLA journal/publication
UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, Westwood

Joshua Tree Digeridoo Festival, September - Australian Aborigine
Sounds of the Sacred
World Festival of Sacred Music - Los Angeles, October

California Traditional Music Society (CTMS), Tarzana, Encino
Society for Ethnomusicology, Southern California and Hawaii Chapter (SEMSCHC), Riverside
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology World Music Performance Ensembles, Westwood
UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance, Westwood

College/University Departments
Mariachi Master Apprentice Program, San Fernando
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology, Westwood

California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) African Diaspora Sacred Music & Musicians Program, Carson
Living Legends Festival, Carson
Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble with Francis Awe, Mid-Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
UCLA Afriacn American Ensemble, Westwood
UCLA Music of West Africa Ensemble, Westwood


Asian Resources in General
Dance Troupes / Organizations
Doan Lac Hong, Garden Grove - Vietnamese
Gamelan Silih Ganti - Indonesian
Lokelani's Rhythm of the Islands, Costa Mesa - Hawaiian
Minyo Matsutoyo-kai, Gardena - Japanese
Pacific Contemporary Music Center, East LA - Cal State L.A. (CSLA)
UCLA Music of Bali Ensemble, Westwood - Indonesian
UCLA Music of Korea Ensemble, Westwood - Korean

Chinese Resources in General

Chinese Music Ensemble at UCLA, Westwood
Eastwest Entertainment (Chinese Classical Musice Ensemble)
Los Angeles Chinese Music Orchestra, Monterey Park
Los Angeles Chinese Orchestra
Los Angeles Classical Chinese Orchestra, El Monte
San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association Chinese Music Ensemble
UCLA Music of China Ensemble, Westwood

Indian Resources in General

Bruin Bhangra, Westwood, May
Music Circle, Pasadena
UCLA Music of India Ensemble, Westwood - Indian

Taiko Drum Groups/Japanese
Japanese Resources in General

Discover Nikkei Taiko Groups: California
Southern California Taiko - directory

Big Drum Taiko in the United States, Downtown LA - 2005 event

Bombu Taiko
East LA Taiko
Hikari Taiko, Cerritos
Isami Taiko Group of Gardena Buddhist Church
Jishin Taiko - Cal State University Northridge (CSUN)
Jodaiko of UC Irvine (UCI)
Kishin Daiko, West Covina
Kitsune Taiko, Downtown LA
Kodama Taiko, Pasadena
Kokoro Taiko Kai of Long Beach
LA Matsuri Taiko
On Ensemble, Santa Monica
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko: L.A. Chapter, Gardena
Senryu Taiko, Riverside - UCR
Taiko Center of Los Angeles, Monterey Park
Taikoproject, Downtown LA
Togen Daiko, Oxnard
and Togen Daiko, Oxnard
UCLA Kyodo Taiko, Westwood
and UCLA Kyodo Taiko, Westwood - old site
UCR Taiko Ensemble, Riverside
and UCR Taiko Ensemble, Riverside
USC Kazan Taiko, South LA
Venice Koshin Taiko
and Venice Koshin Taiko
WLA Taiko, West LA
Yukai Daiko at UCLA, Westwood
Zendeko, Downtown LA
and Zenshuji Zendeko, Downtown LA

European Folk
Dance Troupes / Organizations
European Resources in General
Folk Music in General
Ceolas presents Celtic Music events in California - directory, Irish

Ciunas - Irish
Clan na Geal - Irish
Celtic Music Weekend Concert Series, North Hollywood - Irish
Finn McCool's Calendar, Santa Monica
Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Russian Folk Orchestra, Alhambra
UCLA Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble, Westwood
USC Polish Music Center, South LA
Zhena Folk Chorus, San Pedro - Eastern European, Balkan

Dance">Dance Organizations
Latin American Resources in General
Brazilian Nites Productions, Burbank
Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, Riverside - UCR
Festival del Cuatro, San Gabriel, January - Puerto Rican
Latin Sounds at LACMA, Mid-Wilshire (Miracle Mile)
Sinfonia Mexicana, San Bernardino
Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, Westwood - UCLA
UCLA Music of Brazil Ensemble, Westwood - Brazilian

Professional Mariachi Bands for Hire

Mariachi Heritage Society, South El Monte
Mariachi Los Santos - Santa Ana High School
Mariachi Sol Del Desierto - Indio High School
Mariachi USA Festival, Hollywood, June
OC Mariachi Festival, Fullerton, November
UCLA Music of Mexico Ensemble, Westwood

Middle East/Near East
Kan Zaman, Arcadia - classical folk music of the Arab world
Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, Santa Monica
UCLA Music of Near East Ensemble, Westwood

Caribbean Resources
Reggae Nucleus - magazine
Reggae Source California Events

Joe Higgs Reggae Music Festival, Santa Monica, August
and Joe Higgs Reggae Music Festival, Santa Monica, August
Ragga Muffins Festival, Long Beach, February

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