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Mary Talusan Lacanlale publishes and should be cited as “Mary Talusan.”

Forthcoming publication: “Hearing with an Imperial Ear: Racializing the Philippine Constabulary Band and African American Conductor Lt. Walter H. Loving” in the anthology The Making of Philippine National Culture: A Cultural History, 1880s to 1940s, Commemorating 100 Years of UP College of Music. 

Kulintang: Gong Music from Mindanao in the Southern Philippines and Maranao Culture at Home and in the Diaspora.” Multimedia Review for Asian Music: Journal for the Society for Asian Music 48/1: 135-139, University of Texas Press, 2017.

“Muslim Filipino Traditions in Filipino American Popular Culture,” chapter in Muslims and American Popular CultureAnne Rypstat Richards and Iraj Omidvar, eds. New York: Praeger, 2014.

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“Music, Race, and Imperialism: The Philippine Constabulary Band at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair,” chapter in Mixed Blessing: The Impact of the American Colonial Experience on Politics and Society in the Philippines edited by Hazel M. McFerson. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2013.

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Entries for “Eleanor Academia,” “Jerome Fontamillas,” “Danongan Kalanduyan,” and “Susie Ibarra,” in The Grove Dictionary of American Music, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

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From Rebel Songs to Moro Songs: Martial Law and Muslim Filipino Protest.” Special issue of “Music Hybridities” in Humanities Diliman Journal 7(1): 85-110, 2010.

“Gendering the Philippine Brass Band: Women of the Ligaya Band and National University Band, 1920s-1930s.” Musika Jornal 5: 33-56, 2009.

Music, Race, and Imperialism: The Philippine Constabulary Band at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.” Philippine Studies Quarterly 52(4): 499-526, 2004.

Cultural Localization and Transnational Flows: Music in the Magindanaon Communities of the Philippines, Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005. (Access the accompanying CD and DVDs at UCLA’s Ethnomusicology Archive.)

Reconstructing Identity: Appropriation and Representation of Kulintang Music in the United States, M.A. thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999.


Burns, Lucy Mae San Pablo. Puro arte: Filipinos on the stages of empire. New York: New York University Press, 2012.

Zecker, Robert. Race and America’s immigrant press: how the Slovaks were taught to think like white people. New York: Continuum, 2011.

Moon, Krystyn R. “The Quest for Music’s Origin at the St. Louis World’s Fair: Frances Densmore and the Racialization of Music.” American Music. 28 (2): 191-210, 2010.

Cunningham, Roger D. “‘The Loving Touch’: Walter H. Loving’s Five Decades of Military Music.” ARMY HISTORY, PB 20-07-1 (No. 64), 2007.


University of the Philippines, College of Music. 2013. “Capt. Pedro B. Navarro, First Filipino Conductor of the Philippine Constabulary Band.” (Curator)

University of Hawaii, Manoa. 2007. Center for Southeast Asian Studies organized “Islamic Cultures in Reflection: A Southeast Asia Photograph Exhibition.” (Photographer)

Philippines' first celebration of Eid ul-Fitr as a national holiday, 2002.
Philippines’ first celebration of Eid ul-Fitr as a national holiday, 2002.

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