For the month of October, the University of Arizona’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will be hosting a downtown lecture series entitled “Soundscapes: Music, Place, and Identity.”
The lectures will take place at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. They are free to the public but seating is on a first come first serve basis. After each of the lectures, a special guest artist will play three songs for the audience.
The first lecture on October 4, is named “Music: All this Useless Beauty" presented by Jake Harwood, professor of communications. The second, on October 11, is entitled “From Little Richard to Beyonce: Cultural Blending in Music by UA historian Tyina Steptoe.” On October 18, Maurice Rafael Magaña, an assistant professor of Mexican American studies, will present “Hip Hop Culture and its Visual Impact in Mexico.” Celestino Fernández, Sociology professor emeritus, will finish the series on October 25 with “Norteño, Corridos, and Mariachi: Culture and Conflict in Border Music.”
This will be the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences sixth year of the Downtown Lecture series. Tickets can be reserved through eventbright. Learn more here.