In this engaging multimedia oration, award-winning author and University of Southern California Professor Josh Kun takes a musical and sonic tour of the California-Mexico borderlands. From the tourist booms of the early 1900s to the rock and roll booms of the 1960s, from Herb Alpert and Woody Guthrie to contemporary electronic music and narco-ballads, and from border sound art to border radio, Kun complements the exhibition “Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography” with a listening in and a listening out that follows inter-California frequencies from Tijuana to Los Angeles and back again. Free
Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s On Edge Festival.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 | 2:30-3:00PM | FREE
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
Professor Kun’s research focuses on the arts and politics of cultural connection, with an emphasis on popular music, the cultures of globalization, the US-Mexico border, Los Angeles, and Jewish-American musical history. He also works as a journalist, essayist, and curator.