Las Cafeteras: A People’s History of Music in the United States

January 28, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where: Umrath Lounge, Umrath Hall

When: Friday, January 28 at 1:00pm

From the South African struggle against Apartheid to the Nuevo Canto (New Music) movement in Chile, music has been used as a tool for liberation, as well as a means to dismantle oppression. This workshop takes participants through an interactive timeline of the Untold History of the musical movement in the United States. This interactive workshop will provide U.S. history through a new lens and share video and audio of past and present artist who risked their careers, as well as their lives, in order to sing a new song. From Hip-Hop to Son Jarocho, from Jazz to Rock, Cafeteras engage participants in a performance lecture through a visual and audio people of color timeline to gain an understanding of music’s role in social movements in the U.S.