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April 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Listening to Cumbia brings together scholars, filmmakers, artists, and archivists for a symposium, screening, and DJ event on the contemporary cultural and political history of cumbia music in Mexico and the United States. Cumbia – as transnational record circulation and as local sound system dance scenes – is a living culture that provides insight into the cross-border effects of this popular music as force of social identity and mode of communication among Latinx communities.
APRIL 11, POLLOCK THEATER
7:00 – 10:00 PM | Screening: Yo No Soy Guapo (Joyce Garcia, 2018) and Sonidero Metropolis (Alvaro Parra, 2023)
APRIL 12, 6020 HSSB
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Archiving Cumbia: Jorge Balleza, Carlos Icaza, Gary Garay, and Alexandra Lippman Moderator: David Novak
12:00 – 1:30 PM | Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 PM | Visualizing Cumbia: Joyce García, Alvaro Parra, Roberto Rodriguez, Mirjam Wirz Moderator: Raquel Pacheco
3:30 – 5:00 PM | Listening Through Time: Myths of Past Futurities in Cumbia Rebajada: Juan David Rubio Restrepo
8:00 – 10:00 PM | Baile/Performance (Storke Plaza): Sabotaje Media, Space Primo, Ganas, Tropicaza, Xandão, and Penny Lane
For complete information and the up-to-date schedule, visit the symposium’s page at The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music here.
Organized by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music. Cosponsored by the IHC’s Faculty Collaborative Research Grant, Carsey-Wolf Center, Humanities and Fine Arts, KCSB-FM, Anthropology, Chicana/o Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Ethnomusicology Forum
Image credit: Dave Novak