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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

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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 TimesBBC World, and Vice.

Presented by UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.


Details

Date:
September 21, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://confluencenter.arizona.edu/node/413

Organizer

Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
Phone:
(520) 621-4587
Email:
jlmanser@email.arizona.edu
Website:
http://confluencenter.arizona.edu/

Venue

Playground Bar & Lounge
278 E Congress St
Tucson, 85701 United States
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Phone:
5203963691