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Tijuana Dreaming: Music and Life at the Global Border. A Lecture by Josh Kun
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Portland Center for Public Humanities Presents a Lecture by Josh Kun:

Tijuana Dreaming: Music and Life at the Global Border

Tuesday, April 10th, 7pm.
Smith Memorial Student Union 236 | 1825 SW Broadway

What has been the role of popular music in shaping the culture and economy of Tijuana, Mexico and the California-Mexico border? Join us for a talk that explores this question in the context of the globalized factories and militarized borders of contemporary globalization.

Josh Kun is a writer, curator, and professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, where he directs The Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. He is the author of Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (2005), co-author of And You Shall Know Us By The Trail Of Our Vinyl (2008), and co-editor of Sound Clash: Listening to American Studies (2012), among other collections. His latest exhibition "Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975" is currently on view at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time initiative. 

Links:
Interview with Josh Kun on NPR's Fresh Air.
Discussion of Kun's project "Tracking Jewish History Through Vinyl Albums" on NPR's All things Considered.
Josh Kun on the Tijuana Border on NPR's All Things Considered. 
Josh Kun performing on YouTube. 

This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Speakers Board, Chicano Latino Studies, and Students for Unity. If you have questions concerning access or accommodations for a disability please contact us at publichumanities@pdx.edu. Early requests are encouraged; a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access. 

You might also be interested in this event: The Politics of Publics. Curating Beyond The Campus. A Workshop with Josh Kun.