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April 13: Breathing Life Into Ancient Instruments: Ocarinas of Mesoamerica

Pacific School of Religion’s Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology is proud to host Dr. Jose Cuellar, Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University for an evening discussion and demonstration of ancient musical instruments from Mesoamerica.

Here are the details:

Thursday, April 13, 2017  5:30 pm

Badè Museum gallery, 1798 Scenic Avenue in Berkeley

Reception to follow

In 2012, Dr. Jose Cuellar was awarded the prestigious Hrdy Curatorial Fellowship by Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology to research and record a selected sample of its extensive collection of clay ocarinas, flutes, and whistles excavated from Mesoamerican archaeological sites from Central Mexico to Costa Rica.  In this program he will discuss the findings of his research regarding these ancient instruments, as well as demonstrate how a sample of his vintage and contemporary instruments sound.