Excerpts from Rock the Nation: On Latin Rock Music and Rock in Latin America

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Branch
Zoom Webinar/Meeting [CH]

Event Details

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 (September 15-October 15) with Hispanic and Latin American rock. Join Dr. Roberto Avant-Mier to learn about an alternative perspective of rock music history as well as rock in the Latin America and Hispanic countries, as we navigate and explore rock in this ethnic group, its history, bands, songs, and rhythms. Dr. Avant-Mier published the book Rock the Nation which analyzes Latino/a identity through rock 'n' roll music and its deep Latino/a history. The presenter/author will host a Q & A at the end of his presentation.

  • This virtual event will be presented via Zoom.
  • Registration is required for this event.
  • Register only once.
  • Register to attend the virtual presentation in-person at the Crest Hill Branch on the form to the left. NOTE: The presenter will not be in person. **Masks are required for patrons ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status.**
  • Register to view this event via Zoom HERE, or click the link below. You will receive an email from Zoom with the login information.

White Oak Library District created the reading list: Latin American and Hispanic Rock with Hispanic and Latin American rock songs and artists that you can use as a reference to request music CDs (place holds) HERE, or by clicking this link http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?brs=129584

The program is courtesy of the White Oak Library District.

Event Type(s): Educational/How To, Teen Program
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors, Teens
Presenter: Roberto Avant-Mier, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Texas El Paso
Yumarys Polanco-Miller, Adult & Teen Services Supervisor
(815) 552-4283