Those Are Indeed Cubans

¡Esas sí son cubanas! [Those are Indeed Cubans!]: Women Cuban singers and dancers in popular culture in the United States
The woman-artist played an important role in the dissemination and international knowledge of Cuban musical culture, leaving her mark on social life and popular culture in the United States and the world since the early twentieth century. From a historical-musical analysis and through a chronological approach, the course relocates the patriarchal historical analysis, placing women singers and dancers as an essential element to Cuban music acceptance in the main urban centers of North America. We will approach the forms that its influence adopted in social and cultural life; the place of the woman-artist in the expansion of musical genres and in the formation of the set of stereotypes that have identified the Cuban and the Latino in North American society and the historical impact of her making in the contemporary music industry. The iconographic, recording, visual and scenic resources and expressions, with gender approach will be tools that we propose to analyze the role of singers and dancers in the cultural interactions between the United States and Cuba during the twentieth century and until today. (1 unit)
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SPAN 6723

All Sections in Summer 2023 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2023 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6723A-L23 Lecture (Marquetti Torres)