Waikhruu Ritual at UCLA (Mar. 11-12, 2017)

Waikhruu Ritual at UCLA (Mar. 11-12, 2017)

March 11, 2017. - March 12, 2017., 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jan Popper Theater, in the Schoenberg Music Bldg. Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Waikhruu Ritual at UCLA (Mar. 11-12, 2017)

Waikhruu Ritual (Full name: Wai Khun Khruu Buchaa Khrueang Ritual)
Paying Respect to the Teachers and Musical Instruments

a Two-Day Event featuring the Traditional Music and Ritual of Thailand

Performances by an ensemble of musicians from the Luang Pradit Phairoh (Sorn Silpabanleng) Foundation of Thailand and Thai Ensembles from across the United States.

Jan Popper Theater (1200 Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA)

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, March 12, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm

Click here for complete program

Free of charge

All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Parking Structure 2 (Hilgard and Westholme Avenues).
Information: (310) 825-5947

This two-day event celebrates the restoration of the Thai Musical Instrument Collection at UCLA with a sacred waikhruu ritual honoring the teachers of past and present. The event includes a seminar, muay Thai kickboxing, performances by ensembles from all over the United States, and a featured guest ensemble from Thailand. It culminates on the second day with the ritual itself.

Sponsored by the Royal Thai Consulate General in Los Angeles, the Thailand Foundation, the Tourism Authority of Thailand Los Angeles, Thai Beverage, the Luang Praditpairoh (Sorn Silpabanleng) Foundation in Thailand, and by multiple organizations in Thailand and in the U.S., as well as by private donors.

Presented by the World Music Center at UCLA, which comprises the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, the UCLA World Musical Instrument Collection, and UCLA Ethnomusicology Publications, providing a unique resource for scholarship, teaching, and community outreach related to the traditional and popular musics of the world.