Associate Professor of Music Jairo Moreno provides details about his recent publication, "Sounding Latin Music: Hearing the America's" in a recent article from Phillip Marion within Penn Arts and Sciences' Alumni magazine "Omnia."
When musicologist Jairo Moreno immigrated to the United States from Colombia in the 1980s, he arrived as a professional musician, and after earning a degree from the University of North Texas, moved to New York, where he began playing bass with some of the city’s finest musicians. Years later, reflecting on his time as a performer, he sought an outlet to characterize his lived experience as part of the lineage of Latin American music in and as American history. The result was Sounding Latin Music, Hearing the Americas. (from Phillip Marion)