Gender, Sexuality, Race and Early Music in New Spain

Dr. Cesar D. Favila , Assistant Professor of Musicology at UCLA

Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 02:00 pm

Latin American and Iberian Institute (801 Yale Blvd NE)

801 Yale Blvd NE (campus building #165)


The musical lives of New Spanish nuns can inform us about gender, sexuality, and race relations
in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Starting with reflections on the Magnificat
antiphon O Sapientia, located in a Mexico City chant book, I investigate the phenomenon of the
Virgin Mary’s characterization as sound in convent music and devotional books that inspired
nuns and their music making.


Co-sponsored by the UNM Department of Music and the LAII. This event is free and open to the public.