Breathing New Life Into Ancient Instruments: Ocarinas of Mesoamerica

Lecture | April 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology, Pacific School of Religion, Holbrook Hall

 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Jose Cuellar, Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies, San Francisco State University

 Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology

The Badè Museum 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.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 lecture titled “ Breathing New Life Into Ancient Instruments: Ocarinas of Mesoamerica” 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.

Reception to follow.

 bade@psr.edu, 510-849-8286