Lectures, Music Demonstrations and Workshop Facilitation

2012

Invited Speaker. “The Testimonio in Song.” University of Washington, Seattle. Funded in Part by the Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures and the Simpson Center, the School of Music, the Certificate in Public Scholarship, Program, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, Seattle Fandango Project, and Women Who Rock. October 2.

Invited Speaker. “Who am I?” University of Washington, Seattle. Funded in Part by the Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures and the Simpson Center. October 3.

Invited Speaker/Presenter. “Entre Mujeres.” Occidental College. Los Angeles, CA. September 25.

Music presentation with Quetzal. Smithsonian Folklife Festival June 28. Washington, D.C.

Music presentation with Quetzal. The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. June 28. Washington, D.C.

Workshop facilitator. “Collective Songwriting as Knowledge Production.” Moderated by Professor Candida Jaquez. Scripps College. Claremont, CA. April 20.

Lecturer. “Imaginaries: Chican@ artivistas East Los Angeles Trenches Transborder Tactics.” California State, Dominguez Hills. April 11.

Facilitator. Collective Songwriting Workshop. Centro Cultural de Santana. Santa Ana, CA. April 7 and 21.

Lecturer. “Chican@ Artivistas East Los Angeles Trenches Transborder Tactics.” University of California Santa Barbara. March 12.

2011

Lecturer. “Testimonio in Song: Collective Songwriting as Knowledge Production”. Long Beach State University. October 19.

Songwriting workshop facilitator. Migrant Education Program. Los Angeles, Unified School District Summer School Program. July.

Lecturer. “Testimonio in Song: Collective Songwriting as Knowledge Production”. University of Santa Cruz (UCSC). April.

Lecturer. “Seattle Fandango Project/ Fandango Sin Fronteras” for Community Music. Winter Quarter. University of Washington, Seattle.

2010

Lecturer. “Music and Social Justice: Responses to Neoliberalism and Globolization ” for Social Work 500: The Historical and Intellectual Foundations of Social Work. School of Social Work. University of Washington. Fall.

Lecturer. Presented on the Son Jarocho in Music 317: Music 317 “Music Cultures of the World: The Americas.” Winter. University of Washington, Seattle.

Lecturer and Music performance. “We Are the Flower and We Are the Song”. School of Social Work. University of Washington, Seattle. Winter, 2010.

Lecturer. “Chicano Music” 317:Music Cultures of the World: The Americas. Autumn. University of Washington, Seattle.

Lecturer. The son Jarocho in Music 433: Latin American Music. Spring. University of Washington, Seattle.

Lecturer. “Music and Social Movement”. Anthropology 345  with professors: Rachael Chapman and Jason De Leon. Winter. University of Washington, Seattle.

Lecturer. “Mixing in the Kitchen: Transnational Feminine Compositions”. WS 251: Gender Music Nation. Professor Michelle Habell-Pallan. Spring. University of Washington, Seattle.

Presenter. “Testimonio in Song: Collective Songwriting as Knowledge Production”. Women Who Rock Collective. University of Washington, Seattle.

Presenter. “Alma en La Tarima” Series (“Leaving ones soul on the Tarima”). As an emissary of the Women Studies department this was a three part series consisting of panel discussions in Autumn, Winter, and Spring. University of Washington, Seattle.

Lecturer. Music demonstration for K-12 with Laura Rebolloso y Fandango sin Fronteras. Ethos Music Center: Building Community Through Music. April 28-30. Portland, Oregon.

Moderator/Translator/Co-organizer for conversation with Susana Baca (Grammy Award Winning Afro-Peruvian Artist/Activist/Musician) for Women Who Rock Collective (WWR). Ethnic Cultural Center. April 21. University of Washington, Seattle.

Musical Director, Singer. Mujeres de Maiz: 13th Anniversary Celebration w/ Susana Baca. March 7. East Los Angeles, CA.

2009

Lecturer. “Music and Social Justice: Responses to Neoliberalism and Globolization ” for the Social Work 500: The Historical and Intellectual Foundations of Social Work. Fall. School of Social Work. University of Washington.

Presenter with Son de Madera (son jarocho group from Veracruz) in Brechemin Music Auditorium. Music 446: “Music in American Cultures.” Winter, 2009. University of Washington, Seattle.

Guest Lecturer. Music in the Americas. “Fandango sin Fronteras.” Winter. University of Washington Seattle.

Lecturer, Workshop facilitator. “Fandango Praxis” in Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in support of Seattle Fandango Project/American Music Partnership (AMPS). Spring-Summer.

Lecturer. University of Washington Seattle. Lecturer, Workshop facilitator; “Fandango Praxis” in support of Seattle Fandango Project/American Music Partnership (AMPS) in partnership with the School of Music. Spring-Summer.

Lecturer. University of California Santa Barbara Arts and Lecture Series, Los Prietos Boys Camp, Juvenile Hall. Conducted presentation/discussion with at risk youth. October. Santa Barbara, CA.

Presenter, instructor. The Smithsonian Center for Folk life and Cultural Heritage annual Las Americas Festival. Presented and demonstrated on the music and dance of the son jarocho for adults, families and children of all ages. June 23 – July 6. Washington, D.C.

Presenter. “Seattle Fandango Project: Community Activism Through Art”. Hum 595B. University of Washington Seattle. Autumn.

Lecturer. Latina Theatre. “Chicana Art Praxis in the Neoliberal Age”. University of Washington Seattle. February 5, 2009. Winter.

Guest Lecturer; WS 351 “Women of Color as Cross-Cultural Artists”. University of Washington Lecture title: “Chicana Artistic Praxis in the Neoliberal Age”. Seattle. March 5.

Lecturer with members of Fandango Sin Fronteras. WS 451 Latina Cultural Expression. University of Washington Seattle. April 2. Spring quarter.

Guest Lecturer. “Fandango sin Fronteras.” Music of Latin America. University of Washington Seattle. April 14. Spring quarter

 2006

Panelist. “Abriendo Brecha III: Activist Scholarship Conference on Crisis, Politics, and Performance in the Americas”. 16-18 February. The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas.

Panelist. Fandango Sin Fronteras Friday 17 February. Jessen Auditorium, Rainey Hall, The University of Texas in Austin. Austin, Texas.

Music presenter and discussion with students: MAS 318 Mexican American Culture. Professor  Estevan Azcona. Tuesday 14 February. The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas.

Panelist. “Orale Raza: Presentations on Chicano Culture” with Quetzal, Luis Rodriguez and Montecarlo 76. Chiba, Tokyo, Japan.

Performer/Speaker. Dia de La Raza. Center for Mexican American Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. Music Performer. October. Austin, Texas.

Panelist. “Rescate and Transnational Intercambios in Mexicano/Chicano Music Cultures” with Dr. Estevan Azcona and Alex Chavez, Ramon Gutierrez Hernandez, Laura Rebolloso Cuellar, Guillermo Velazquez, Maria Isabel Flores Solano, Martha Gonzalez, Quetzal Flores, Cesar Castro, Raul Orduna, and Marco Amador. The University of Texas at Austin.

2005

Presenter and Songwriting facilitator. Saint Albert Children’s Festival that provided workshops for children ages 12- 14 years of age. May. Saint Albert, Canada.

Performer, Co-composer. First Fridays at The Natural History Museum: with Zack de la Rocha (Rage against the Machine), Son De Madera and Quetzal. Music. Los Angeles, CA.

2004

Performer, Speaker. Ennu. All female percussion ensemble held a musical presentation as part of the Performing Mexicanidades: Popular Culture in a Transnational Context. November 19. University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), CA.

Music, dance demonstrations and instruction for adults, families and children of all ages. Smithsonian Center for Folk Life and Cultural Heritage annual Las Americas Festival. April 5 – July 11. Washington, D.C.

Performer. Tribute to Fela Kuti: with Michelle N Degecello, Yerbabuena, Money Mark, Blackalicious. Summer Concert. Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA.

2003

Presenter, Discussant. Encuentro Fandango Sin Fronteras. A two week encuentro with the communities of El Hato, Apixita, Jaltipan.Organizer, Participant and representative performer of Quetzal demonstrating influence of Son Jarocho in Chicano music. August.

2001

Presenter, performer. Festival Afro Caribeño. Quetzal in collaboration with Popo Sanchez. Performer. July. Veracruz, Xalapa, Las Brisas, Mexico

2000

Performer, Lecturer. “Chicano Music and Culture”. Invited panelist to speak on Chicano culture to college students. Waseda University. Performer. July. Tokyo, Japan

1997

Closing speaker, discussant. Encuentro Cultural Chican@ Indigena por la humanidad y contra el neoliberalismo. Encuentro/Conference organizer, conducted songwriting, and dance workshops and assisted Richard Montoya (Culture Clash) in Teatro workshops in a cultural exchange with the Indigenous Mayan communities. August 5-11. Chiapas, Mexico.