04-05 Roots and Routes: Political and Cultural Borders in Latin American Music-Making

Friday, November 03, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Studio Suite

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Estevan Azcona (University of Arizona)

8:30 am
Yanaruna: Mestizaje in Afro-Indigenous Peruvian Folklore Today
Eloy Antonio Neira de la Cadena (University of California, Riverside)

8:45 am
The Country and the City and the World: The Borderlands of Texas-Mexican Accordion in Houston
Estevan Azcona (University of Arizona)

9:00 am
Merciful Borders, Blues Mexicano, and Teaching en la Encrucijada
Daniel Vidales (University of California, Riverside)

9:15 am
La Guelaguetza: Oaxacan Migrant Festivals and the Making of Transborder Indigeneity
Xóchitl C. Chávez (University of California, Riverside)

9:30 am
Creating a Crisis: The Intersectionality of Border Militarization and the Fandango Fronterizo
Alexandro D. Hernandez (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

9:45 am
"Como un ángel o un fantasma": Ghost Smuggling Ballads, Hauntology, and the Undocumented Migrant Experience
Teresita Lozano (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)

Migration and movement have been critical themes in the lived experience of many peoples of Latin America. Be it escaping political persecution, seeking economic stability, fleeing dangerous natural or social environments, or pursuing cultural possibilities, the near constant flow of people into new spaces and places has not only revealed the inequities of policy problems from governments and institutions, but also the strength of cultural connections, even at a distance. This panel of short papers proposes to share studies of music practices that speak to the continuities and discontinuities that communities are experiencing both at geo-political borders and the cultural borderlands that people find themselves.