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Lecture: Josh Kun

Mon, April 12, 2010 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM • ART 1.120, Art Building and Museum, The University of Texas at Austin

Of Angels and Migrants: Ranchos, Networks, and The Music of El Otro México
A lecture by Josh Kun, Associate Professor,  Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
University of Southern California

Regional Mexican music is the most popular form of Latin music in the United States, making up over 70% of Latin music sales. Join us for a talk that explores the social and political meanings at the heart of working-class Mexican migrant music in the United States. Through listening to artists like Joan Sebastian, Los Tigres del Norte, and Los Angeles radio personality and recording artist Don Cheto among others, we will explore the music's connection to mobile communication technologies, its commentaries on economic globalization and border militarization, and its affective, re-mapping of Mexican and American geographies.

Event co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (College of Fine Arts), the Permanent Seminar in Latin American Visual Arts (College of Fine Arts) and the Center for Mexican American Studies (College of Liberal Arts).


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