The Mexican Son : Ethnic Roots and Transborder Communities

February 21 & 23, 2007

Center for Iberian and Latin American Music

The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) was established at University of California, Riverside, in 2004 to foster research and performance in an interdisciplinary spirit, embracing the entire musical heritage of Iberia and Latin America. The Center's activities include maintaining an educational website, ; an online scholarly journal, Diagonal; and annual Encuentros/Encounters, featuring concerts and a conference dealing with a particular aspect of Iberian or Latin American music.

Walter A. Clark, director    
Professor of Musicology, UC Riverside, (951) 827-2114


Encuentros/Encounters is an annual celebration of the Iberian and Latin American musical heritage through the presentation of original research and high_quality performance in a particular area of interest. Forthcoming Encuentros/Encounters focus on music of the Philippines in celebration of 110 years of independence (2008), and contemporary music in Brazil (2009).  Later Encuentros/Encounters will explore the music of colonial Mexico and the California missions, tango, and flamenco.


Encuentros/Encounters 2007  is made possible through the generous support of UC MEXUS and the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.  Special thanks to the UCR Center for Ideas and Society, International Services, and Department of Music for their assistance. Quetzal and Son de Madera are represented by Eye for Talent.