The Sundial

Sunset Concert Series’ grand finale with Betsayda Machado y La Parranda el Clavo

Betsayda Machado is part of many ensembles of music in Venezuela. Currently, she is touring with La Parranda El Clavo. 
Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Skirball Cultural Center

Ivan Salinas

August 23, 2017

Venezuelan musicians Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo will bring a world-music experience on Aug. 31 at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A for free. The group is known for their Venezuelan afro-soul music genre. Unlike Joropo--Venezuela's most typical music that uses string instruments--Betsayda's mu...

Culture a la Aztlán: Enjambre presents their newest album “Imperfecto Extraño”

Five men who appear to be in their 30's pictured

Ivan Salinas

July 30, 2017

"Imperfecto Extraño" is the newest album by the Mexican band Enjambre. A prominent force in the Latin Alternative Rock scene, the group comes back with an album characterized by influences of the psychedelic rock era of the late 1960s and 1970s. This latest release is a continuation of the unique soun...

5 places to eat off campus that offer diverse foods

Two people sit outside barclays car and chat

Ivan Salinas

July 24, 2017

CSUN's diverse campus community is also reflected in its surrounding food restaurants. From middle eastern food to Korean dishes, people may even find themselves overwhelmed with how many options there are off campus. Here are five suggestions to get you going:1. Waffle Love9411 Reseda Blvd. Start the day with a delic...

50 Free Concerts at The Levitt Pavillion

Jungle Fire band members wear matching all white ensembles and concert-goers dance to the music

Ivan Salinas

July 24, 2017

The Levitt L.A. organization at MacArthur Park is hosting 50 free concerts throughout the summer season. Since June 17 of this year, they have featured artists such as Silk Road, The Suffers, Kinky, Brainstory and many more.The mission of the Levitt Pavilion is to "make live music accessible to all, c...

Self-published student writes fictional e-book on Bangladeshi culture

Karim pictured explaining his book,

Ivan Salinas

May 8, 2017

Inspired by the blunt writing style of Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller, along with personal artistic aspirations, Fahim Karim wrote “The Great Bangladesh Romantic Comedy.” A semi-autobiographical story that takes the reader to the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, where its protagonist experiences thrills...

Mexican rock band, DLD, conquers American audiences

Mexican rock band members pictured, three men in their mid-thirties wearing matching navy blue and white oufits

Ivan Salinas

May 1, 2017

After 18 years of musical trajectory, DLD is prominent in the Mexican alternative rock scene. The rock band formerly known as Dildo, will begin its tour throughout the United States beginning on May 24 at the Neon Desert Music Festival. After the release of their latest album, ”Futura,” the band...

Matador Nights returns with Hollywood theme

hollywood sign pictured spring 2017 matador nights

Ivan Salinas

April 24, 2017

Students took time off from their studies to explore this year's Hollywood themed Matador Nights, the bi-annual celebration hosted by the USU. The USU was packed with many activities for students to enjoy, including carnival rides like a ferris wheel and a round up ride, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf...

Culture a la Aztlán: The unique sound of Mexican Dubwiser

Marcelo Tijerina and Ulises Lozano pictured posing for their album cover

Ivan Salinas

April 10, 2017

[embedyt][/embedyt] Dressed in black suits and squared sunglasses with dominative postures, Marcelo Tijerina and Ulises Lozano appear together for the first time on the cover of their newest album “Border Frequency.” The duo known as Mexican Dubwiser...

Culture a la Aztlán: Q&A with Quetzal

Chicano rock band called Quetzal pictured

Ivan Salinas

March 29, 2017

The Chicano rock band Quetzal is among the numerous successful music groups from East L.A. Last week they celebrated the release of their seventh studio album, “The Eternal Getdown.” The band is mostly known for their activism and their politically-driven music because both bring awareness...

Culture a la Aztlán: An interview with Casa de Calacas

Band plays at shanking reggae festival

Ivan Salinas

March 17, 2017

One of the local bands that displayed their talent in this year’s Skanking Reggae Festival were the East L.A. band, Casa de Calacas. With 10 years of musical trajectory, they are releasing their second EP “Musica del barrio.” The band is working on a third album they plan to release before the...

Skanking Reggae festival preview

Panteon Rococo band members pose for a photo

Ivan Salinas

March 6, 2017

The Skanking Reggae festival comes back this year with a lineup composed of international bands.Since 2010, the festival has aimed to gather people from all parts of the world and expose them to bands along with musicians that lead the ska and reggae genres from different countries. Mexico City natives and...

Student demonstrations aim to make a statement

Students used cans of compressed air to

Ivan Salinas

February 23, 2017

As part of a communications studies class called performance and social change, led by professor Pavi Parsad, students performed demonstrations Wednesday aimed at raising awareness of social and political issues. The name of the assignment given to them was called “Living Statues.” Audience ...

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