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From Cumbia Colombiana to Rap: The Evolution and Interaction of Two Urban Music Cultures

Lecture by sociologist Jose Juan Olvera from Universidad Regiomontana of Monterrey, Mexico.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383

In this talk, Dr. José Juan Olvera describes and analyzes two of the most important youth music cultures of northeastern Mexico, cumbia colombiana and rap.  The presentation emphasizes the role that music plays in the identity formation and life styles of urban youth in Monterrey.  Finally, Dr. Olvera examines the reasons why local youth appear to be switching preferences from cumbia colombiana to rap music. 

Light lunch provided

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $11) by stopping at the Information & Parking booths or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased).

Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: 4-30-13-Cumbia-Colombiana-to-Rap-ul-dd4.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Mexican Studies, Ethnomusicology

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