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The Music of Chicago, a Migration Product

Author: Ricardo Almada Monter Program of Study: Chemistry PhD There is no doubt that what is usually called American Music has a great influence from many migrant groups that came from outside or even within the US. In this podcast we discuss about these influences in the music of Chicago.   Transcript: (transcript was provided by students and is...
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Feeling Mexican Styles in Pilsen

Author: Minghao Yang Program of Study: SSD Computational Social Science Pilsen, which refers to either a populous city of Czech, or a renowned type of beer born in Czech, seems to have nothing to do with Mexico or Mexicans; however, Pilsen in Chicago is an exception, with Mexican ingredients building up its exotic culture. Before I explain the reasons,...
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