Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:15 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Program on Latin America and the Caribbean
Women, Music, and Activism in Latin America
A Performance and Lecture by Colleen Kattau, Associate Professor of Spanish, SUNY Cortland
This event will feature signature songs of comprometida (or
politically conscious) female folk artists from the nueva canción genre with
special emphasis on the work of Amparo Ochoa, Violeta Parra, Mercedes Sosa and
more contemporary artists such as Ana Tijoux and Lila Downs - all of whom sang
or sing on the side of nature and the common people, and take a special look at the important role women's music
plays in current social movements. Dr.
Kattau will explore the lyric content as well as the context of where and how
the songs were and are presented.
Dr. Kattau is a bilingual singer-songwriter, performer, and
recording artist. She has published articles and given many workshops on nueva
canción. She holds a doctorate in Spanish language and culture from Syracuse
University and is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at
SUNY Cortland. Dr. Kattau is also an
avid organic gardener.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA), Department of Languages,
Literatures, and Linguistics, Department of Art and Music Histories, Department of Women's & Gender Studies, and
American Studies Program (LLAS)
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