Entries by Monica Emery

Fond Farewell to Putu Hiranmayena

We are pleased to share that Putu Hiranmayena, Balinese gamelan musician and much loved teaching artist for the Center for World Music, will be pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Ethnomusicology in the fall of 2015. To help bid Putu a happy journey we asked Phil Beaumont, Director of the Museum […]

World Music Instrument: The Berimbau

We continue our series of reports on the fascinating variety of musical instruments that students in World Music in the Schools enjoy working with . . . The berimbau (bee-rim-bau) is a single string percussion instrument, described as a musical bow with African origins. It is the main instrument used to produce the complex rhythms […]