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Latino Folk Culture and Expressive Traditions: Nov. 20

For over 65 years, the New York Folklore Society (NYFS) has held an annual conference. This year, NYFS collaborates with NYU's Latino Studies and Latin American Studies Departments to encourage young scholars to continue their studies and become active contributors to the fields of folklore, ethnomusicology, anthropology and more.
Join us on November 20th at NYU's Cooper Square for papers, performance and conversation on the theme of Latino Folk Culture and Expressive Traditions.
9-10 a.m. Registration

10-11:45 a.m. Latino Music and the Negotiation of Identities
Guesnerth Josue Perea, AfroColombia NY
Currulao Neoyorquino: Unearthing Afro-Colombian Musical Traditions in New York City
Naomi Sturm, Columbia University
Lo Haces Un Poco Asi y Switch...
Jaime Bofill, University of Arizona
Entre Peruanos: An Ethnographic Film on the Peruvian Community of Tucson
12-1:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own
Annual Meeting of New York Folklore Society (to 12:30)

Film: Conflicto Rumba: The Persistence of Memory
with a discussion with the filmmaker Berta Jottar

1:45-3:15 p.m. Representations and Depictions
Eric Cesar Morales, Indiana University
Do We Need Sombreros to be Chicanos? The Representation of Chicanismo in Television Sitcom
Beatriz Albequerque, Columbia University
Pagan Reminiscence in Christian Commemoration and its Influences in Two Contemporary Performance Artists
Rachel Valentina Gonzalez, Indiana University
"You only turn fifteen once...": Imagining an American Quinceanera
3:15-4:30 p.m.
A Statewide Community Conversation on Latino Folk Culture with Latino community leaders and artists from throughout New York State

4:45-5:30 p.m.
Afro-Latino Perspectives on Folklore
Juan Flores, Director of Latino Studies, NYU

6 p.m. Performance & Discussion
by Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofia
6:45 p.m. Reception
New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor, New York, NY
(4th Avenue at East 5th St)

R Train to 8th Street, walk east on 8th Street & turn right on 4th Ave, which feeds into Cooper Square
6 Train to Astor Place, walk south on 4th Ave to Cooper Square
REGISTRATION: Free for Students! $20 for Members, $25 for Non-Members
Register Here
NY Folklore Society
phone: 518-346-7008
email: nyfs@nyfolklore.org

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