This seminar will present the history of “Chicano Soul” artists in a thriving music scene in San Antonio, Texas, from the years 1954 to 1970. This scene represents one of many musical dialogues between Chicana/o and African American communities and the rich cultural exchange that continues to shape the musical soundscape we call “American popular music.” However, experiences like these are underrepresented in the dominant narrative, oftentimes deemed insignificant. Learn about this interesting, rich musical history and its implications for the cultural politics of U.S. American identity and culture.
Subject: Chicano Soul: Dismantling the Racial Binary in U.S. Popular Music
Presenter: Cisco Orozco
Location: Building 3, Room 102