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CAHSS to Host Intellectual Conversations on “Migration,” Sept. 22

Jessica Muniz-Collado M F A (002)

Jessica Muñiz-Collado, M.F.A.

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) will host the CAHSS Intellectual Conversations on September 22, 2016. This is the first in the fall series with the theme, “Migration.” The event will feature Jessica Muñiz-Collado, M.F.A., assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts. She will discuss, “Music: A Naturalized Citizen (Who Never Held a Green Card).”

This multimedia presentation will examine the place and role of music in society through the realm of genre hybridity and film scoring. Through the merging of various genres in music because of migration, one can argue that the origins of sub-genres evolved from elements such as nationalism, and/or love for religion or Christian Rock or Taqwacore (love for religion or spiritual belief). Additionally, this presentation will discuss and support the idea that the migration of music into the film realm can be just as important as the film itself. Though the use of visuals and dialogue can be very effective, a good film score can tell a story as well. Finally, this paper contributes to interdisciplinary studies by blending together music composition, film, and the influence of culture in society, as well as establishing a healthy dialogue between the three.

The conversation will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the Cotilla Gallery (2nd Floor) in the Alvin Sherman Library. The event is free and open to the public.