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“Soundscapes of a Spanish Mission: Music, Dance & Bells in the Borderlands of the Ibero-American World”
by Dr. Kristin Dutcher Mann
Reception 6:00 pm | Lecture: 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us at Mission San Luis for the second in our series of presentations on “Colo-nial Sounds: The Influence of Native and Spanish Music on America”
Historian Kristin Dutcher Mann will discuss the ways in which music and dance shaped cultural interactions in the Franciscan and Jesuit mission communities in Northern New Spain. Performed sound — liturgical music, devotional songs, music for special occasions, and bell-ringing — structured time and space. It created, reinforced and sometimes challenged power structures, as well as social and economic relationships in places in the borderlands between native ground and the Spanish empire.
Dr. Kristin Dutcher Mann, a professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, is a specialist in the history of Colonial Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.