Oxy Music Connection is a student-contributed ethnographic project that celebrates the diverse soundscape of Los Angeles. This project features performance and venue reviews, and showcases articles by Occidental College students intended to inspire the Oxy community to listen beyond the boundaries of the campus.
Each semester students from across the campus attend concerts and other musical events at the Los Angeles music venues that are the heart of our unique urban community. Oxymusicconnect hopes to chronicle their journeys into the sonic nooks and crannies of the city by providing students with a virtual space to showcase the musicians, concerts, venues, and institutions they encounter. The site currently showcases the work of students from two Occidental classes, “Race and Gender in Popular Music” and “Introduction to Ethnomusicology” taught by me and Shanna Lorenz, respectively; in the future we hope to include work produced in collaboration with students and professors from other courses. This project is featured in the Occidental College’s Knowledge Base.