Musicology Colloquium Series
Sponsored by The University of New Mexico Department of Music and the Latin American and Iberian Institute
Thursday April 18, 2:00-3:30pm
LAII Conference Room
Argentine soccer fandom involves a nuanced set of bodily practices and a vast repertoire of chants based on radio hits and broadcast advertisement. This talk demonstrates how chanting brings together sounds and bodies in an affective public practice that incites intense feelings of social cohesion and belonging meaningful beyond what is being said with words.
Eduardo Herrera is Assistant Professor at Rutgers University specialized in musical traditions from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinx peoples in the United States from historical and ethnographic perspectives. His book, Elite Art Worlds: Philanthropy, Latin Americanism, and Avant-Garde Music (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019) explores the history of the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales. Herrera is co-editor of Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018). Herrera’s second book project, titled Soccer Chants: The Sonic Potentials of Participatory Sounding- and Moving-in-Synchrony studies collective chanting in Argentine soccer stadiums.
In New Spain, an institutional structure of merit and promotion hinged on the idea of reason as an intrinsically European attribute. This attribute differentiated ‘Europeans’ from people of mixed race claiming European status based on their skin complexion.
The Texas border town of San Benito is the subject of this talk which examines how memory and legacy operate within a community of “self-appointed” cultural brokers and a local municipality inspired by capitalist notions of urban development, economic growth and cultural tourism.
Son Jarocho is a genre of traditional Mexican music performed in southern Veracruz that has gained prominence in Chicanx communities in the United States. In this talk we will analyze the origins, rhythms, musical forms, and dances both in Mexico and the United States.