The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) was established at the 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 this website, an online scholarly journal, Diagonal, and organizing Encuentros/Encounters, annual celebrations of the Iberian and Latin American musical heritage presenting original research and high-quality performance in a particular area of interest. Previous Encounters have dealt with music in the time of Goya as well as Goya's impact on the music of Granados (2005), and music and politics in the Andes (2006). Forthcoming Encounters will focus on Mexican on the trans-border impact of various sones (2007), music of the Philippines in celebration of 110 years of independence (2008), contemporary music in Brazil (2009), and Spanish music during the Franco dictatorship (2010). Later Encounters will explore the music of colonial Mexico and the California missions, tango, and flamenco.
Walter A. Clark, director
Professor of Musicology
University of California, Riverside