For researcher and writer Alexandra T. Vázquez, whose lines of study focus on music, popular performance, Caribbean aesthetics and criticism, and US Latin American and Latina studies, listening is a unique way of approaching the realities facing cities, where sound works as underground architecture to render an account of their inhabitants. Thus, she advocates attentive listening to popular music, which is key to tracing the stories and experiences of migrant communities which have harnessed it to express their identity and resistance. She is also critical of misogyny in the music industry and how it silences and oppresses women, recovering the imprint of their work in today’s productions.

Music to Break Down Mastery

Interview with Alexandra T. Vázquez

20 october, 2023
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