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October 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An Evening with Delia Pamela Fuentes Korban, George Yúdice, & the UM Center for the Humanities


October 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books and the UM Center for the Humanities present…


in conversation with

George Yúdice


Memory and History in Argentine Popular Music

(Lexington Books, $95.00)

Monday, October 2nd, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books & the University of Miami Center for the Humanities are excited to present an evening with Delia Pamela Fuentes Korban & George Yúdice for Memory and History in Argentine Popular Music (Lexington Books, $95.00).

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Memory and History in Argentine Popular Music
 examines Argentine popular music of the 1990s and early 2000s that denounced, immortalized, and reflected on the processes that led to the socioeconomic crisis that shook Argentine society at the end of 2001. It draws upon the three most popular genres of the time—tango, rock chabón, and cumbia villera, a form of cumbia from the shantytowns. The book analyzes lyrics from these three genres detailing how they capture the feel of daily life and the changes that occurred under the neoliberal economic model that ravaged the country throughout the ‘90s. The contention is that these are canciones con historia, songs that depict historical events and tell personal stories. Therefore, the lyrics from all three genres serve as accounts of historical events and social and economic changes, denouncing the social inequalities caused by neoliberal economic policies. Furthermore, the book explores how the process of remembering and forgetting takes place on the Internet. It examines how users navigate video-sharing portals and use music to create “virtual sites of memory,” a term that extends Winter’s conception of physical sites of memory to digital environments as virtual sites of commemoration.


About the Author:

Delia Pamela Fuentes Korban is in the Michele Bowman Underwood Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami.

About the Moderator:

George Yúdice is Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures and Latin American Studies at the University of Miami, where he is also Director of the Miami Observatory on Communication and Creative Industries. He is the author of Cultural PolicyThe Expediency of Culture: Uses of Culture in the Global EraNuevas tecnologías, música y experiencia, and Culturas emergentes en el mundo hispano de Estados Unidos.