Musical Identity in Mexican Heritage and Spanish Rock

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cultural Musical Identity in Mexican Heritage and Spanish Rock
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As part of LAMC’s celebration of Latino Heritage Month, please join the Chicano Studies Department on Wednesday, September 27th from 6–8 pm, as we take a deep dive into Rock en Español and Latin Alternative.

We will examine the role of rock music as a form of cultural and political identity. Joining us will be UC Riverside professor Jorge N. Leal Ph.D., and KCSN 88.5 FM musical curator Byron Gonzalez.

Dress Code: Your favorite rock t-shirt

Wednesday, September 27th
6–8 pm

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Jorge N. Leal, Ph.D. earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from CSUN and his doctorate at UC San Diego. He is also the curator of the Rock Archivo LÁ, an online repository that collects, shares, and examines the power of music in Latino youth culture. He recently launched a podcast series titled The Discursive Power of Rock en Español and the Desire for Democracy.

Byron Gonzales was born in Guatemala City and raised in Los Angeles, He started to pursue radio broadcasting during his time at Santa Monica College. This became a passion that carried him to further his education at CSUN. Soon after graduating, 88.5 FM offered him a position as the Brand Manager of their Latin Alt HD3. You can listen to him on 88.5 FM weekdays from 10–11 pm as the host of Bilingual Sounds and on Latin Alt HD3 as the host of Cafecito.

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