Mariachi Country

Dive deep into the world of mariachi in the United States. Join for lively, onstage performances by Mariachi El Son de Morelos and Academia Cesar Chavez’s “mariachito” (little mariachi), followed by a discussion about the profound impact mariachi has on fostering a sense of belonging and pride among Mexican and Mexican-American communities. Renowned author and journalist Cecilia Ballí will discuss how mariachi serves as a transformative space for young adults, as well as how she finds inspiration and connection through mariachi—a musical genre that she says knows no borders. Together, we will celebrate the resilience of immigrant communities and how this rich musical tradition serves as a powerful vessel for immigrant communities to preserve their culture, traditions, and identify.

The (In)Justice Series presented by the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota brings together scholars, artists, activists, and community leaders to discuss different visions for what justice might look like. This event is presented in partnership with the Voice, Art, Community Series from the Office of the President.

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Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Northrop, Best Buy Theater (4th Floor) 84 Church Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

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