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Mapping Latino Musical Migrations

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When Sep 09, 2013
01:30 PM
Where Lacey Timberland Library
500 College St SE
Lacey
Region South Central Puget Sound
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What’s in a pop song? There are stories that run deeper than catchy lyrics might suggest. The instruments, the language, the style – even a song’s structure can show us how ideas and experiences are traded between diverse communities. In this hands-on experience, participants will play instruments from U.S. Latino and Latin American traditions and literally “connect the dots” on a map to see how Latinos have contributed to popular music in the U.S. We’ll explore typically “Latin” styles such as salsa, Tejano and reggaetón as well as Latina and Latino’s integral contributions to rock ’n’ roll, hip-hop and country.

About Antonio Davidson-Gómez

Antonio Davidson-Gómez has played and studied percussion for more than 20 years, with an interest in Afro-Latin and Mediterranean/Middle Eastern music. In addition to music, he is passionate about teaching and learning. He has been a classroom teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels and is an experienced facilitator for audiences of all ages. Currently he serves as the Educational Services Manager at KCTS 9 public television, where he also developed bilingual programming for Vme, the Spanish-language sister network of PBS. Gómez wrote the online teacher course for the EMP Museum’s American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music and developed a world-music class combining cultural study with music and ethnography.

Davidson-Gómez currently lives in Puyallup.

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