Jacqueline Avila, Assist. Professor of Musicology at the University of Tennessee to Speak on the Corrido in Mexican Cinema

Poster for Avila talk. It has a picture of Pancho Villa on it.Dr. Jacqueline Avila, an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Tennessee, will be discussing the the corrido (a traditional Mexican ballad) in Mexican cinema from the 1920s to the 1950s and the importance of both these ballads and the cinema in the construction of a new Mexican identity after the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). Dr. Avila is a musicologist with an historical bent, and her presentation will include video and audio presentations that promise to be very exciting.

Dr. Avila will speak in room 253 ten Hoor Hall on Friday, February 10, at 4 pm.

Sponsored by The Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Program (LACLS); the Bankhead Fund; and the Department of History.