Latin American Music: Origins and Meanings of a Cultural Category


Mar. 27, 2019, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 135
Headshot of Pablo Palomino


The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents “Latin American Music: Origins and Meanings of a Cultural Category,” a talk by Pablo Palomino, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Oxford College of Emory University.

A musical conversation that started in the 1920s produced a new aesthetic category, "Latin American music," very difficult to define and yet essential to the broader cultural identity of Latin America. Myriad different musical traditions were captured by this category, stretching from the U.S. Southwest to Patagonia, and from the Caribbean to the Andes. This talk focuses on some key actors, moments, and operatic and popular repertoires, to illuminate the musical and mythical forces that define Latin American identity until today.

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This event is free and open to the public. 

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Event Sponsor

Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art,  and co-sponsored by the UNLV School of Music.