MeXsu Seminar Wed 20th April 2016: Dr José Juan Olvera Gudiño

Please join us for the next Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration seminar (MeXsu).

When: Wednesday 20th April, 5-6.30pm

Where: Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus

Who: Dr José Juan Olvera Gudiño, CIESAS Unidad Noreste, Monterrey, Mexico

Popular music and migration in the northeast of Mexico. Circuits and conjunctures in a transnational context

This paper will provide a sociological perspective on popular music and migration in the northeast of Mexico and the south of Texas. It will analyze and reflect on: a) differentiated circuits of migration (regional and bi-national), and particular socio-cultural dynamics; b) how these human mobilities combine with the cultural industries and their impact on the configuration of musical cultures in the Northeast; c) the specificity of place in understanding these dynamics. I explore this with three cases drawing on empirical work I have conducted over the last two decades: the ‘Colombian music of Monterrey’, conjunto norteño music (accordion and bajo sexto) and rap music.

Please note that this paper will be presented in Spanish (with Powerpoint slides in English). Translators will be on hand for questions.

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