The Pan-American Bolero and María Grever’s Idealized Woman
UCSB graduate student Cloe Gentile (Musicology) will present a talk titled “The Pan-American Bolero and María Grever’s Idealized Woman” on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Room 1145 in the Music Building. Research supported by the Graduate Diversity Fellowship sponsored through the Graduate Research Mentorship Program. Presented by UCSB Music History and Theory Forum.
This presentation uncovers race and gender ideologies as made manifest in the bolero genre, and looks specifically at the cultural dialogues between Mexico City and New York City in the 1940’s and 50’s by examining the specific case of Mexican composer, María Grever’s, bolero, “Te quiero, dijiste.” With this example Ms. Gentile wishes to focus on the very points of intersection between race and gender to explore what it meant and still means to be a Latina in and through the Mexican bolero’s imagery of women. She will investigate issues surrounding musical embodiment, agency, and performance for Latinas within the larger context of transnational rhetoric that bolsters a sense of white superiority and male domination.
Part of a Series
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|The Raw and the Husky: Vocal Qualia and Gender Politics in Post-Millennium Tamil Cinema (Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College)||February 6, 2019||3:30 PM|
|Perfect Pitch: 432 Hz Music and the Promise of a Frequency||April 10, 2019||3:30 PM|
|2019 Geiringer Lecture Series: Danielle Fosler-Lussier (Ohio State University)||April 17, 2019||3:30 PM|
|Haydn, Accessible in New York in 1939: Symphonies Selling Tickets, Records and Newspapers||April 24, 2019||3:30 PM|
|A Tenor’s “Voice” on the Periphery: Cesare Grandi and the Siena Production of Farnaspe (1750)||May 15, 2019||3:30 PM|
|Working Memory and Music Theory Fundamentals||May 22, 2019||3:30 PM|