History of LatinX in Rock Music

2021 rock LECTURES

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - June 9-12, 2021 APME Hybrid Conference, Columbia College 

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - September 28-30, 2021

36th International Conference on Economics, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (IE2HS-21)

LISBON, PORTUGAL - October 6 - 8, 2021

26th International Conference on Languages, Music, Humanities and Social Sciences (PLMHS-21)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - October 13 - 15, 2021

28th International Conference on Literature, Languages, Education and Social Sciences (BL2ES2-21)

DUBAI (UAE)  - November 15-16, 2021

31st International Conference on Literature, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (LHES2-21)

previous LECTURES


  • Austin | Benson Library Conference Room. Institute of Latin American Studies Students Association Conference. Carver Museum. University of Texas. Ruiz Hall. Corporate / Private

  • Dallas | Corporate / Private

  • Georgetown | Georgetown Arts Center

  • Houston | Corporate / Private

  • San Antonio | Trinity University. Corporate / Private

  • Temple | Cultural Activities Center

Other States

  • Virginia | East Coast Music Conference, Norfolk

  • Maryland | Salisbury University

  • Ohio | Bowling Green State University


  • Canada | University of Victoria. Cape Breton University

  • Italy | International Conference AHSLE-20, Rome

  • Malaysia | Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur

  • Norway | Inferno Music Conference, Oslo


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¨



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