The Ithaca Music Forum will sponsor a talk by ethnomusicologist Dr. Ana Alonso-Minutti of the University of New Mexico, who will speak on Friday, 11/20, at 5 pm via Zoom. Her presentation, "La Llorona del Rio Grande: A Story Told Through Noise," discusses a retelling of the myth of the Weeping Woman by the noise artist Tahnee Udero (Tahnzz) that exposes effect of gentrification and honors the resilience of abuelas and curanderos, acting as a sonic anti-colonial protest while offering a path towards healing and hope.
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Ana R. Alonso-Minutti is associate professor of music, faculty affiliate of the Latin American and Iberian Institute, and research associate of the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute at the University of New Mexico. Her scholarship focuses on experimental and avant-garde expressions, and music traditions from Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border. Among her research areas are feminist epistemologies and decolonial methodologies. She is coeditor of Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018), and her book Mario Lavista: Mirrors of Sound is under contract by Oxford University Press. She holds a B.A. in music from the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in musicology from the University of California, Davis.