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"Una Noche de Corridos: Ballads of Passion, Pride and Politics" (event)

José Guadaluoe Posada/“El Jarabe en Ultratumba” (The Folk Dance Beyond the Grave), c. 1910, etching

Date: September 26, 2013

Times: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Bob Diaz


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at UA Special Collections as local musicians, including UA students, perform ballads of passion, pride and politics – corridos. Throughout the oral history and tradition of Mexico, the corrido has been a source of information, education and celebration about events, people, or places.

The corrido was particularly important during the Mexican War of Independence and the Mexican Revolution when news of events, heroes, and tragedies were shared through the genre.

Often times sung by a single performer playing a guitar, corridos vary in length, style, and rhythm. As a staple of Mexican musical life, corridos are also celebrated in an annual contest held during the Tucson Meet Yourself festival.

"Una Noche de Corridos: Ballads of Passion, Pride and Politics" is co-sponsored by University Libraries and the UA division of Chicano/Hispanic Student Affairs. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Watch our 90-second event promo video!