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A Public Talk by Micaela Díaz-Sánchez: “Hablando con Todxs”

March 22 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Clark Humanities Museum
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA
Maria Delgado Garcia

Employing the Afro-Puerto Rican musical tradition of bomba, this presentation focuses on discourses of sexuality and gender among contemporary practitioners with particular attention to musicians and dancers of the bomba diaspora in the United States. In popular narratives of bomba men have historically been framed as drummers while women have traditionally been archived and presented as dancers. Invoking the communitarian context out of which bomba has developed this presentation interrogates the point of entry of female practitioners who challenge these gendered positionalities with regard to drumming and dancing. Focusing on the critical interventions of these practitioners I explore contemporary performances of bomba in the diaspora as a tradition in which feminist and queer sociopolitical histories and aesthetic practices thrive.

This event is presented by Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies