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Friday, March 23 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Metropolitan Borders

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Josh Kun, “Maquiladora de Sueños: Music in Factory City”

Blanca Méndez, “Tijuana Makes Some Noise: Ruidoson as a Response and Resistance to Violence in Baja California’s Largest City”

Jennie Gubner, “(Bar)rio Tango: The Politics of Locality in the Neighborhood Tango Scenes of Buenos Aires”

Kathleen Costello, “Manu Chao’s Sonic Embodiment of the Border: A Musical Ethics of the In-Between”

Moderator: Vivien Goldman


Kathleen Costello

Kathleen Costello is Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Cultures at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Her publications have focused on the relationship between twentieth-century Caribbean literature and Caribbean popular music, and her recent conference presentations... Read More →

Viven Goldman

Vivien Goldman is a writer, educator, broadcaster and post-punk musician. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the Clive Davis Institute since 2006. Her "Launderette" 45 is much re-issued and was sampled by MadLib. The most recent of her five books is The Book of Exodus: The Making... Read More →

Jennie Gubner

Jennie Gubner is a doctoral student in Ethnomusicology at UCLA. She is currently conducting fieldwork for her dissertation on the neighborhood tango music scenes of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jennie has been involved in the underground tango music community of Buenos Aires as a violinist... Read More →

Josh Kun

Josh Kun is a professor in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at USC where he directs The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. With The Grammy Museum, he is the curator of the 2012 Pacific Standard Time exhibition Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles... Read More →

Blanca Mendez

Blanca Méndez is a Chicago-based freelance writer, editor, and podcast producer who covers music and culture for Club Fonograma and The Hairpin. Her focus is on independent Latin American music and online platforms as performance venues. She is especially interested in the music... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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