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Wed. 14 Apr. 2021

7: 00 PM

Antonio Gomez

Mapping Latino Musical Migrations

This presentation explores the shaping of Latino musical genres and how they in turn have contributed to popular music in the USA. For this presentation we focus on the evolution of Latin American music up through the early 1900s, ranging from Mexican sones to Afro-Cuban rumba, Brazilian capoeira, Puerto Rican bomba, Panamanian mejoranera, and more!

About Tony
Born in South Texas to a Chicano activist and an Italian American VISTA volunteer, Tony moved often growing up. Music and language became constant companions in decoding ever-changing cultural ecologies between South Texas, the Bay Area, and Tucson. This trajectory formed his calling to develop cultural dialogue and empathy. Tony specializes in not belonging anywhere, but making friends everywhere. Mestizaje – a mixed identity formed at the intersection of cultures – shapes his work as a musician, curator, educator, and producer. Having studied on four continents, he plays Afro-Latin, Mediterranean, and Arabic percussion. Previously a K12 teacher, he has served as an educator and curriculum writer for public television and is now the Education Manager at Tacoma Arts Live. Being a working musician is indivisible from being educator, an arts administrator, and a parent. The same heart that draws him to teach compels him to speak through the drum.

 
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