History of LatinX in Rock Music


AUSTIN:  June 12, 2018 - corporate / private
SAN ANTONIO: August 8 2018 - corporate / private
AUSTIN: October 4th, 2018 at the Ruiz Hall 6pm
AUSTIN: October 9th, 2018 at the University of Texas 9am
TEMPLE: November 3rd, 2018 at Cultural Activities Center time tba
SAN ANTONIO: November 15th, 2018 at Trinity University 9:55am
AUSTIN: November 29th, 2018 at Carver Museum 6pm

DALLAS: February 21 , 2019 corporate / private
AUSTIN: February 28th-March 2nd, 2019 at the Institute of Latin American Studies Students Association Conference
AUSTIN: March 1st, 2019 Benson Library Conference Room 3pm 
GEORGETOWN: June 2nd, 2019 Nosotros Exhibit Georgetown Arts Center 2pm

HOUSTON: July 9 , 2019 - corporate / private

SAN ANTONIO : Nov 14, 2019 Trinity University

ROME, ITALY - February 4, 2020 18th International Conference on Art History, Literature, Social Sciences and Education - AHLSE-20

HOUSTON - February 22, Rice University campus - TEDxRiceU

BOWLING GREEN, OHIO - March 25, 2020 2020 Latino/a/x Issues Conference, Bowling Green State University

SALISBURY, MARYLAND - MACLAS2020: 27 - 28 March 2020 - 40th Conference Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies 2020, Salisbury University

OSLO, NORWAY - April 9-11 2020, TBA, Oslo 

NORFOLK, VA - June 4-7 East Coast Music Conference

CAPE BRETON, CANADA - June 12-13 2020

IASPM Canada 2020 Conference, Cape Breton University


KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - July 23-25 2020 
7th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies, Sunway University

VICTORIA, CANADA - August, 2020 A Conference on Metal and HistoryAugust 2020, University of Victoria


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This website traces the history of LatinX in rock music since the early 1900's, looking at key artists, songs, sounds and albums that shaped Latin American rock in context with social and political environments. Learn about the influence of rock as an art form for rebellious Latin American youth and the influence of native Latin American music in Western rock. Join us on a chronological musical journey from '50s calypso and surf music, '60s youth movements and sounds, and '70s political repression to '80s internationalization, the '90s Latin Alternative movement, and current Latin American rock musical forms.

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Luis Zapata was adjudged the BEST SESSION PAPER at the 18th ROME- ITALY International Conference on Art History, Literature, Social Sciences and Education (AHLSE-20)

Feb 3-5 2020

¨Louder than Hell: The Rise of LatinX and Native American Metal¨




the music

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