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Norteño, Corridos, and Mariachi: Culture and Conflict in Border Music

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Fox Tucson Theatre

17 West Congress Street

Tucson, AZ 85701

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From our earliest days, humans have used music to connect, communicate, tell our stories, examine our surroundings, and express our multifaceted identities. This fall, the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences hosts a series celebrating the enduring power of music and its relationship to identity, place, and culture. Register here and join us to hear music in a new way, with fresh insights into its history, meaning, and impact!

To learn more about the College of Social and Behavioral Science's Downtown Lecture Series, please visit our website at sbsdowntown.arizona.edu.


Thursday, October 25
Norteño, Corridos and Mariachi: Culture and Conflict in Border Music

Born, developed, or enjoyed in zones of frequent migration, border music has always been shaped by the intermingling of cultures and identities. SBS Emeritus Professor of Sociology Celestino Fernandez will relate the fascinating histories of musical genres performed in the Mexico-U.S. border region, including norteño, corridos, and mariachi, helping us see and hear the border in a new light. His talk will also incorporate a live corrido singer and a local mariachi band!


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The lectures are free, and seating will be first-come, first-served. The public can reserve tickets for each event in advance through Eventbrite. Tickets are also available at the Fox Theatre box office on the day of the event. Attendees can park at Pennington Street Garage for $1, thanks to Park Tucson. Parking vouchers will be handed out at the Fox Theatre to the first 500 people who arrive. Various downtown restaurants will also be offering special deals to lecture attendees. See details


Other Events in the Series

Thursday, October 4
Music: All This Useless Beauty?
Jake Harwood

Thursday, October 11
From Little Richard to Beyoncé: Cultural Blending in Music
Tyina Steptoe

Thursday, October 18
Hip Hop Culture and its Visual Impact in Mexico
Maurice Rafael Magaña


Thanks to Our Sponsors

The 2018 "Soundscapes: Music, Place, and Identity" Downtown Lecture Series is sponsored by Holualoa Companies, Ken and Linda Robin, Arizona Public Media, Arizona Daily Star, KXCI Radio, Park Tucson, and Downtown Tucson Partnership. Additional support comes from Barbara Starrett and Jo Ann Ellison, Adib and Vivi Sabbagh, Tucson Medical Center, AC Hotel, Maynards’s Market and Kitchen, and Hotel Congress.


Have questions about Soundscapes: Music, Place, and Identity? Contact the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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