Musicology Colloquium Series
Sponsored by The University of New Mexico Department of Music & The Latin American and Iberian Institute


Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) Conference Room
Thursday September 12, 2019


Sones de allá para acá: Son Jarocho from Mexico to USA

Name of presenter: Doris Careaga Coleman

Talk Description:
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.  


Dr. Doris Careaga Coleman teaches in the Department of Chicana Chicano Studies. In her academic courses she illuminates Afromexican literature, history, and culture. Her areas of research include son jarocho, culinary arts, and literature and theory related to Afromexican cultural studies. Dr. Careaga Coleman is the author of La Cocina Afromestiza en Veracruz (1995 (republished in 2004 and 2006)), La Cuenca del Papaloapan (1996), El Exótico Sabor de Veracruz (2000), and La Cocina Tradicional de Jalcomulco (2000 (republished in 2017)). Her most recent book is La culinaria afrodescendiente en Tamiahua: un discurso para iluminar a los afrodescendientes mexicanos (2018).


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Arab Musicking on the U.S.–Mexico Border

Arab Musicking on the U.S.–Mexico Border

This talk explores the relationship between trauma and identity by examining Arab music performance on the U.S.–Mexico border. Drawing on the musicking of Syrian and Mexican migrant communities, I interrogate theories of cultural and psychological trauma and borderland epistemologies to explore how border tensions influence the often-fraught views of identity.

Music from the Americas presents The Low Frequency Trio

Music from the Americas presents The Low Frequency Trio

Formed by Antonio Rosales (bass clarinet), Juan José García (doublebass), and José Luis Hurtado (piano), LOW FREQUENCY TRIO is one of the few ensembles in the world that plays music that was exclusively composed for them.

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