The Sounds of Crossing BOOK TOUR continues through the 2018-2019 academic year.
Feb 13/15 @ Lehman College
Feb 14 @ College Art Association Annual Mtg (New York)
Feb 21 @ Tufts University
Feb 22 @ Brown University
Mar 1 @ University of Maryland
Mar 21-22 @ University of Arizona
Mar 26 @ University of Pennsylvania
Mar 27-28 @ Villanova
Mar 30 @ Columbia University
Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño (Duke 2017) has received three book awards. It is the 2018 recipient of the Alan Merriam Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology's Book Prize and the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists Book Award. In addition, it was shortlisted for the prestigious Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology.
Check out my recent author interview about Sounds of Crossing on CaMP Anthropology.
REMEZCLA'S 2018 "BEST OF" LIST
Sounds of Crossing made Remezcla's
"Best Latino/Latin American History Books!"
list of 2018
Here's some of what they have to say: "Chavez uses the songs of the borderlands to talk about immigration into the US and the culture that has sprung up around the border. He pulls in both history and current situations – and best of all, his own experiences as a Mexican academic and musician – to create a multidimensional, gorgeous book."
IN THE STUDIO
I'm currently busy co-producing the 4th studio album of hip-hop artist Olmeca. Check out his website for updates and click below to hear a sample of our work in progress.
I had the great opportunity to participate in the NEH Summer Institute Art and Public Culture in Chicago at the Newberry Library this June. We just wrapped up and it was such a wonderful experience learning all about the history and politics of creative arts in the city of Chicago alongside colleagues from all over the country and a diversity of disciplines and professional backgrounds.
Check out my ethnographic piece, "Los sonidos del cruce," published in the winter 2018 issue of Contratiempo.
In 2016, I was awarded a collaborative research grant from the Humanities Without Walls consortium on the theme of “The Global Midwest” funded by the Mellon Foundation. The focus of our work was to examine how Latina/o visual and performing arts advance collective social expression of globalization in the Midwestern U.S. We are proud to announce that our interactive website
latinoartmidwest.com is now live, which features our research and the artists we collaborated with! Click here or the image below to check it out!