The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) was established at University of California, Riverside, in 2004 to foster research and performance in an interdisciplinary spirit, embracing the entire musical heritage of Iberia and Latin America. The Center's activities include maintaining an educational website, www.cilam.ucr.edu; an online scholarly journal, Diagonal ; and annual Encuentros/Encounters , featuring concerts and a conference dealing with a particular aspect of Iberian or Latin American music.
Walter A. Clark, director
Professor of Musicology
University of California, Riverside
Encuentros/Encounters is an annual celebration of the Iberian and Latin American musical heritage through the presentation of original research and high-quality performance in a particular area of interest. Forthcoming Encuentros/Encounters focus on music and politics in the Central Andes (2006), mariachi in Mexican culture and politics (2007), music of the Philippines in celebration of 110 years of independence (2008), and contemporary music in Brazil (2009). Later Encuentros/Encounters will explore the music of colonial Mexico and the California missions, tango, and flamenco.
Encuentros/Encounters 2005 is made possible through the generous support of the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Additional financial support provided by the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles, the official sponsor of this event, as well as the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports and United States' Universities. Special thanks to the UCR Center for Ideas and Society, International Services, and Department of Music for their assistance.