La Guitarra in Mexico: Appropriations and Transformations

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  9/5/2012

Freddy VilchesDeschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Freddy Vilches, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Lewis & Clark College for programs at the Downtown Bend and Sisters Libraries as part of the Know Mexico series. Both programs are free and open to the public.

September 8, 2012, Downtown Bend Public Library, 3:00 pm

September 9, 2012, Sisters Public Library, 2:00 pm

During his presentation, Vilches traces the rich history of the guitar and its different transformations in Mexico by using musical examples from the time the guitar was first introduced to the present. This lecture-demo will include pieces from the classical and popular repertoire, and it will showcase Mexican variations of the guitar used in different regions and styles of music.

Vilches joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark College as Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies in 2006. He received his PhD in Romance Languages at the University of Oregon, specializing in Latin American Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries. His principal research interests include Southern Cone literature, connections between literature and popular culture, Latin American testimonial writing, and detective fiction. His teaching experience covers all levels of language instruction and Latin American Literature, as well as an interdisciplinary course on Music in Latin American Cultures. He has published articles on Latin American poetry and fiction.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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