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.
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