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November 19, 2013

Nortec Collective Concert

Nortec Collective a Grammy-nominated musical group from Tijuana, Mexico, will be in Eugene Nov. 22-23 to perform and screen their documentary film. The full band’s first visit to the Pacific Northwest is sponsored by the College of Education’s Department of Education Studies and numerous other organizations at the University of Oregon, among them Romance Languages.

The concert will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the historic McDonald Theatre in downtown Eugene. Tickets to the concert are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, visit any TicketsWest outlet or http://www.mcdonaldtheatre.com/tickets.html.

Edward M. Olivos, a professor in the Department of Education Studies at the College of Education, was instrumental in bringing the group to Oregon. Although cultural sensitivity and appreciation is a key part of his program’s curriculum and a focus of many other organizations on campus, Olivos thought it was important to provide an authentic and fun event to promote these ideas.

“Misperceptions about Latin music often mirror those about Latino culture in general – narrow or old-fashioned at best, stereotypical at worst,” said Olivos. “Hosting Nortec Collective is a great way for us to show the community how modern, vital and relevant Latino culture is. Music can help shift perceptions through the shared cultural experience, particularly the music that is created along the U.S./Mexico border.”

About Nortec Collective

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible mixes electronica with musical elements and instrumentation from regional Mexican music (tambora and norteño), resulting in the nortec (“norteño” + “techno”) style. Nortec Collective has been nominated for two Latin Grammys and the 2008 album by Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible, “Tijuana Sound Machine,” was nominated for best Latin rock/alternative album at the 51st annual Grammy Awards. They have been featured in four books, most notably, “Paso del Nortec: This is Tijuana” and “Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World.” They have toured Latin America, Japan, Europe and the U.S., including shows at Rockefeller Center in New York City; the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Royal Festival Hall in London; and Elysée Montmarte in Paris. They have also performed on college campuses such as UC Davis and Cal State Los Angeles.

MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Pinkston, UO College of Education communications, 541-346-1392, cpinksto@uoregon.edu

Nortec Collective Documentary

A free public screening of the documentary “Tijuana: Sonidos del Nortec” will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the Great Room, room 123, of the Global Scholars Hall on the UO campus, followed by a Q&A with Ramón Amezcua (Bostich) and Pepe Mogt (Fussible).

The full band’s first visit to the Pacific Northwest is sponsored by the College of Education’s Department of Education Studies and numerous other organizations at the University of Oregon, including the Department of Romance Languages.

Edward M. Olivos, a professor in the Department of Education Studies at the College of Education, was instrumental in bringing the group to Oregon. Although cultural sensitivity and appreciation is a key part of his program’s curriculum and a focus of many other organizations on campus, Olivos thought it was important to provide an authentic and fun event to promote these ideas.

“Misperceptions about Latin music often mirror those about Latino culture in general – narrow or old-fashioned at best, stereotypical at worst,” said Olivos. “Hosting Nortec Collective is a great way for us to show the community how modern, vital and relevant Latino culture is. Music can help shift perceptions through the shared cultural experience, particularly the music that is created along the U.S./Mexico border.”

Spanish Prof. Pedro García-Caro and Music Prof. Juan Eduardo “Ed” Wolf will offer some opening remarks at the start of the show on Friday.

January 24, 2013

Supernova Event: On the Fence- Spanglish and the US-Mexico Border

On The Fence: A presentation on current research about the use of Spanglish in the popular media on the US/Mexico border.
Presentations by Spanish Professor Claudia Holguin-Mendoza and Journalism Professor Peter Laufer

Wednesday, February 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm in PLC 180.

Reception to follow. This event is FREE and open to all!

Supernova: Spanglish Poster

October 18, 2011

Supernova presents: Valley Girls and Fresas in Mexico: Does everybody talk like Paris Hilton?

A presentation by Claudia Holguín Mendoza of Romance Languages.  Tuesday, October 25th at 7 pm in PLC 180.  Refreshments available.

This talk analyzes the construction of an emergent identity through language in a particular social network of bilingual Mexican youths on the U.S.-Mexico border of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. The formation of these identities shows how current social stereotypes (i.e. ¨valley girls,¨ ¨fresas¨) in linguistic communities are expressed through their language use. The study also uncovers how these plural gendered ethnic identities are recreated by speakers through language within a particular ideological bilingual border setting that should no longer be seen as a periphery at the margins of two countries where locals “betray” their national identities, but rather as a socioeconomic and political center within neoliberalism and globalization.



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