College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

World Music

  • Japanese Traditional Music Ensemble

  • Mariachi Ensemble

  • Balinese Gamelan

The College of Music offers various world music ensembles each semester, including:

West African Highlife
Performing high energy, tightly knit traditional, neo-traditional, and highlife dance music from Ghana, CU’s Highlife Ensemble has audiences dancing in the aisles to its irresistible West African rhythms. The group includes thirty music and non-music majors from the Boulder campus. It is the first university ensemble in the US to perform highlife music.

Japanese Traditional Music
Jay Keister and Mami Itasaka-Keister, Directors

Mexican Mariachi
Francisco “Chino” Rodriguez, Director

Balinese Gamelan
I Made Lasmawan, Director