History of LatinX in Rock Music

2020 rock LECTURES

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


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




CAPE BRETON, CANADA - June 12-13 2020 IASPM Canada 2020 Conference, Cape Breton University NORFOLK, VA - June 4-7 East Coast Music Conference


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


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


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


HOUSTON - February 22, Rice University campus – TEDxRiceU


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

previous LECTURES

  • Austin | Benson Library Conference Room

  • Austin | Institute of Latin American Studies Students Association Conference

  • Austin | Carver Museum

  • Austin | University of Texas

  • Austin | Ruiz Hall

  • Austin | Corporate / Private  

  • Dallas | Corporate / Private

  • Georgetown | Nosotros Exhibit Georgetown Arts Center  

  • Houston | Corporate / Private

  • San Antonio | Trinity University

  • San Antonio | Corporate / Private

  • Temple | Cultural Activities Center


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.

history of latinx in rock


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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