Public Talk

Public Talk

Nov 2, 2020

Public Talk

Free or pay what you can

Free or pay what you can

  • Date: Nov 02, 2020
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Presented by: CU Music
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Intermission: None

The American Music Research Center inaugurates its new Counterpoints Lecture series with "Dancing With Death: Celia Cruz’s Azúcar and Queer of Color Survival," a talk by Dr. Kristie Soares. Dr. Soares explores the evolution of Celia Cruz’s signature catchphrase "azúcar" (sugar), from her early career with Fania Records to her later music with Sony Music and finally to its posthumous adoption by queer fans of color both at her funeral and in the aftermath of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre. This event is presented by the American Music Research Center, more at

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The American Music Research Center is proud to introduce its new Counterpoints Lecture series, featuring interdisciplinary distinguished music scholars.

We invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. Each week we will bring you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other CU Presents season, in the comfort of your own home.

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