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Show & Tell: How Can You Listen to That?! Narcocorridos and the Notion of Heroism in Greater Mexico
September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm| Free
Join us for a free multimedia exploration into the origins and development of narcocorridos – from the 1920s to today – and how they changed in the late 20th and 21st centuries. Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta, San Diego State-Imperial Valley Spanish professor, examines what those changes say about Mexican culture, across both borders, and Mexico itself. As corridos and ballads are said to be narrative heroic songs, are modern narcocorridos heroic narrative songs? Find out why, and why not.
Dr. Ramirez-Pimienta has written several books on narco cultures and narcocorridos. He has published over 20 articles on topics associated with drug trafficking cultures and is quoted nationally and internationally on these topics in media outlets such as the New York Times, BBC World, and Vice.
Presented by UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.