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The Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Culture, Nation and Migration

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Contact: Dr. Tablante ·

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall

Cost: Free and open to the public. Get Tickets

A lecture by Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera

Salsa Music is one of the most exciting cultural expressions in the Americas, with deep and complex roots connecting the Caribbean and the U.S. Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera, one of the most respected specialists in Salsa Music, will explore the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects behind this joyful musical rhythm.

Dr. Quintero-Rivera is a Professor at the Social Science Research Center at the University of Puerto Rico. He has published extensively on the historical sociology of Caribbean societies, mainly his own country of Puerto Rico. His work centers on the Sociology of Culture, Music and Popular festivities, Urban Studies, and Social Movements.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


  • Center for Latin American + Caribbean Studies