Mar 22

Sounds of Crossing: Music Migration and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño

March 22, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program

Join us in welcoming Alex E. Chávez, who will discuss his new book Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño. He will address how huapango arribeño music voices desires of recognition and connection among contemporary Mexican migrants. The product of transnational experiences, its performance constitutes an act of social affirmation that disturbs both legal and cultural-nationalist logics on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ethnographer-composer-academic-musician, Alex E. Chávez  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and a faculty fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research explores Latina/o expressive culture as manifested through language, performance, and sound.

FREE refreshments and admission

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: Sounds of Crossing Zona Abierta [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607



Edith Tovar

Date posted

May 24, 2018

Date updated

Jul 23, 2018