Mary Talusan Lacanlale is the Interim Coordinator for Asian Pacific Studies at CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA. She holds a Ph.D. from UCLA’s Department of Ethnomusicology. Recent publications include entries for “Philippine Music” and “Kulintang,” in Music around the World, Vol. 4: Asia and the Pacific. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO (2017), “Hearing with an Imperial Ear: Racializing the Philippine Constabulary Band and African American Conductor Lt. Walter H. Loving” in Philippine Modernities, Commemorating 100 Years of UP College of Music (2017), “Muslim Filipino Traditions in Filipino American Popular Culture” in Muslims and American Popular Culture (2014), and “Marching to ‘Progress’: Music, Race, and Imperialism at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair” in Mixed Blessing: The Impact of the American Colonial Experience on Politics and Society in the Philippines (2013). Her book Instruments of Empire: The Philippine Constabulary Band and African American Officer Walter H. Loving in early 20th Century is under review with University Press of Mississippi. She is a recipient of the Fulbright (IIE), Ford Dissertation Fellowship, and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, and performs with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble on Philippine gongs.
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Newly appointed as Interim Coordinator of Asian Pacific Studies Program at CSU Dominguez-Hills.
Upcoming performance with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble and Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts at the Skirball, August 27, 2016!
Concert and Photo Exhibit of Capt. Pedro B. Navarro, first Filipino conductor of the famed Philippine Constabulary Band, University of the Philippines, College of Music (2013). (Click Philippine Constabulary Band tab above)
Kulintang Workshop at CSUDH (2011) http://www.csudhnews.com/2011/10/mary-talusan-lacanlale-shares-filipino-music-and-tradition/
Appearance in Family Circle Magazine in an article on Breast Cancer
Tufts Journal article on her research: http://tuftsjournal.tufts.edu/2008/11_1/features/02
Southeast Asian music concert from November 23, 2008 at Tufts University on Facebook: