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Friday, April 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Roundtable: Voces in the Key of 1968
This roundtable brings together Latina/o American music scholars charged with a collaborative assignment: each panelist will bring in a meditation on voices in songs from 1968 and reflect upon the political, aesthetic, and technological transitions made lively in them. Alejandra Bronfman will turn up the volume on the muted female voices of reggae, primarily Judy Mowatt. Licia Fiol-Matta will discuss Chavela Vargas, who came to embody Mexico’s “queer singer for the nation.” Alexandra T. Vazquez will continue her to feel her way around the loose aesthetic category she calls “Gulf Stream Psychedelia.”

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Alejandra Bronfman

Alejandra Bronfman (PhD Princeton University, 2000) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at UBC. She recently completed a book project entitled Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean (in press, Univ. of North Carolina Press), which aims to record the unwritten histories of broadcasting and related technologies in the Caribbean. Future and past research interests include histories of race; the production of knowledge; and... Read More →
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Licia Fiol-Matta

Licia Fiol-Matta is Professor of Latin American Studies at CUNY. She is the author of A Queer Mother for the Nation: The State and Gabriela Mistral (Minnesota) and The Great Woman Singer: Voice, Gender, and Politics in Puerto Rican Music (Duke, forthcoming). Fiol-Matta is co-editor of the series New Directions in Latino American Cultures (Palgrave); “Las Américas Quarterly,” a special issue of American Quarterly (Fall... Read More →
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Alexandra T. Vazquez

Alexandra T. Vazquez is Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. Her book, Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke University Press 2013), won the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Book Prize in 2014. Vazquez’s work has been featured in the journals American Quarterly, Social Text, women and performance, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and in the edited... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
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