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

16:00 - 17:30
20 April 2016
Lecture Theatre C Avenue Campus SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Hettie Malcomson at .

Event details

Part of the annual seminar series for the Centre for Mexico-Southampton Collaboration.

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.

Speaker information

Dr José Juan Olvera Gudiño , CIESAS Unidad Noreste.

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