Panel to Explore Music and Culture Along U.S.-Mexico Border

The diverse variety of musical practices found along the U.S.-Mexico border will be the focus of a panel hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the UIC Latino Cultural Center.

Free and open to the public, “Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border,” is part of Zona Abierta (Open Zone), an event series that intersects arts, humanities, science, culture, and civic life, while addressing social issues that affect the lives of Latinos and Latin Americans and making connections to other communities.

Feb. 9
3 – 5 p.m.

UIC Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B-2
803 S. Morgan St.

The event shares its title with a 2011 book edited by musicologist and cultural theorist Alejandro L. Madrid, UIC associate professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, who will moderate the panel.

Book contributors and panelists Ignacio Corona of the Ohio State University, Lillian Gorman of UIC, Jose E. Limon of the University of Notre Dame, and Ramon H. Rivera-Servera of Northwestern University will examine the diverse musical styles, traditions and people found in the border region.

Seating is limited. For more information, call (312) 996-2245 or email

The event is co-sponsored by the UIC department of theatre and music.

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