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Center for Iberian and Latin American Music

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,; 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
ARTS 145
(951) 827-2114

Encuentros/Encounters 2008

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. Encuentros/Encounters 2008 focuses on music of the Philippines in celebration of 110 years of independence, in collaboration with Dartmouth College. Later Encuentros/Encounters will explore the music of the California missions, tango, and flamenco.

Children Choir


Encuentros/Encounters 2008 is made possible through the generous support of the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Additional financial support provided by UCR Center for Ideas and Society, University of California Humanities Research Institute, UCR Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual, and Performance (SEAtrip), and UCR Department of Music.