Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7pm
“Verses & Flows: Ethnography, the Voice, and the Borders of Aurality” by Alex Chávez
In this presentation and performance, Alex E. Chávez explores the contemporary politics of Mexican migrant cultural expression manifest in the sounds and poetics of huapango arribeño, a musical genre originating from north-central Mexico. He draws on these experiences to address how aurality, ethnography, and performance have shaped the politics of his intellectual and creative work and how he engages both to theorize around the political efficacy of sound-based practices, the “voice,” and the disciplinary futures of borderlands anthropology.
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Screening Room 899 N. Cascade Ave.
Performance and reception following lecture in Cornerstone Main Space
Co-sponsored by Department of Anthropology, History, and Music.
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