Mary Talusan Lacanlale, Ph.D.

Scholar and Ethnomusicologist

Mary Talusan Lacanlale is assistant professor of Asian-Pacific Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and specializes in Filipino and Filipino American music and culture.  Her book Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during U.S. Colonization of the Philippines is published by University Press of Mississippi. She co-edited Our Culture Resounds, Our Future Reveals: A Legacy of Filipino American Performing Arts in California and co-produced Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. She performs music and dance of the southern Philippines with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble.

Contact: mlacanlale@csudh.edu

Listen to Titania Buchholdt and Mary Talusan talk about Guro Danny and Kulintang Kultura with Emil Guillermo of amok.com!
PKE, Malaya, and KNL featured on Spectrum News (start at 21 mins): link

Talk for Asian American/Asian Research Institute- CUNY Nov. 5, 2021: video link
Listen to Mary and Richard Chu discuss the history of Filipinos in Boston, MA (Released Nov. 5, 2021): link

Writing and Publications