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[PAST EVENT] Mexican Culture Through Music

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Bolero, huapango, corrido, and ranchera are just a few of the many genres of Mexican music that serve as cultural and musical milestones and have influenced musical styles throughout the world. In this two-part class, Dr. Enrique Rios-Ellis provides students with an understanding of how cultural, geographical, historical, political and socioeconomic factors have influenced the development of music among Mexican populations and the relationship between Mexico's history and its music. Participants will experience various styles of Mexican and Latin American music to enrich their understanding and appreciation.


Tuition: $30.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Oct. 18, 25 *1:30 – 3:30pm* (2 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch


Enrique Rios-Ellis, MMA, DMA teaches in the Music and Performing Arts Department at CSUMB and is the director of the student musical ensemble Sharp Nine. He performs, arranges, composes and records in Latin jazz and classical mediums. Dr. Rios-Ellis has opened and performed with greats such as Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and War and holds a Master of Musical Arts in Woodwind Performance from the University of Oregon and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from USC.