Presentation by Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta, professor of Spanish at San Diego State University during the teacher workshop "Ballads without Borders: The Mexican Corrido Past and Present."
Dr. Ramírez-Pimienta specializes in Mexican and Border cultural and literary studies. His areas of teaching and research include Contemporary Latin American Literatures and Cultures, National, Transnational and Post-national Musical Identities, Migration and Popular Poetics.
His most recent book is on the origin and development of drug trafficking ballads. Cantar a los narcos: voces y versos del narcocorrido (Singing to the Traffickers: Voices and Verses of the Narcocorrido). Mexico: Editorial Planeta (Temas de hoy), 2011.
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Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013