Restricted Movements: Researching the Latin Music Scene in the Post HB 318 Triangle Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Black, Amanda M.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music, Musicology Graduate Program
  • The population of North Carolina residents identifying as Hispanic/Latino grew by 943% between 1990 and 2010. With this demographic shift, space for musical practice, dancing, and concerts has become contested within the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area. The latest of several anti-immigration laws passed in the last decade, the controversial Protect North Carolina Workers Act, HB 318, was signed into law on October 28, 2015. The effects of fear-inducing legislation and immigration enforcement on the ground have led to restricted movements in the Latino community, both in their daily and musical lives. Considering the Latin music scene in the Triangle as a cross-genre, multi-venue, and translocal network, this thesis details the experiences of those working, playing, and listening in this fragmented musical space.
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  • Katz, Mark
  • Bohlman, Andrea
  • Garcia, David
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2016

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