Hagan un Trencito: Siguiendo los Pasos de la Memoria Cumbianchera en Chile

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Hagan un Trencito: Siguiendo los Pasos de la Memoria Cumbianchera en Chile

With author Antonia Mardones-Marshall

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

 Cover image from Hagan un Trencito. (Image courtesy of Ceibo Producciones.)
Cover image from Hagan un Trencito. (Image courtesy of Ceibo Producciones.)

Cumbia – a Colombian musical genre – arrived in Chile in the middle of the twentieth century. Today, after being adopted and transformed in Chile, certain cumbia songs have become an essential part of Chilean celebrations. The author will highlight how this genre of music challenges the idea of what is "Chilean" by presenting some of the ethnic and national tensions that have arisen from its popularization.  

Antonia Mardones-Marshall is a Sociology PhD student at UC Berkeley and the author of Hagan un Trencito (with Lorena Ardito Aldana, Eileen Karmy Bolton, and Alejandra Vargas Sepúlveda). Her research interests include international migration, race and ethnicity, national identities, and popular art and culture. 

Antonia Madrones-Marshall discusses the origins of cumbia music (Photo by Lili Siri Spira).
Antonia Madrones-Marshall discusses the origins of cumbia music (Photo by Lili Siri Spira).

Madrones takes questions from the audience (Photo by Lili Siri Spira).
Madrones takes questions from the audience (Photo by Lili Siri Spira).

Cover image from Hagan un Trencito. (Image courtesy of Ceibo Producciones.)
Cover image from Hagan un Trencito. (Image courtesy of Ceibo Producciones.)