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Established in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe. The Archive’s collection of more than 150,000 audio, video, print, and photographic items documents musical expressions throughout the world. As part of UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology, the Archive preserves and makes accessible over 60 years’ worth of materials that record the department’s famed musical performances. This Ethnomusicology Archive Photographic Collection represents a selection of images from the Archive's large photo collection. Included are images from the 1960s and 70s of the World Music Ensembles and guest artists: Mantle Hood, founder of the Institute of Ethnomusicology, with the Balinese and Javanese gamelans; Dong Youp “Danny” Lee, who led the Music of Korea from 1967-1997; Robert Ayitee and Robert Bonsu, who founded the Music of Ghana in 1961; guest artist Gayathri Rajapur Kassebaum playing gottuvadyum; Donn Borcherdt, founder of the Music of Mexico in 1961; Tsun-Yuen Lui, who founded the Music of China in 1959; and many more. Also included are fieldwork photos from: Fred Lieberman (Japan, 1963); Tsun-yuen Lui (Hong Kong, 1967); David Morton (Thailand, 1959-60); Bonnie Wade (India, 1968). Please browse this collection and learn more about UCLA Ethnomusicology's legendary history.