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Sunday, Feb 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Black Comix Day
12:30 PM  San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
2:00 PM International Cottage Sampler Program
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
5:00 PM Concert: The Music Of William Grant Still
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM  The Benedetti Trio: George Harrison Tribute
Monday, Feb 24
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM Art Talk: Daniel Guzmán
7:00 PM Talk: Michele Norris
Tuesday, Feb 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
All Day  Indigenous Writers and Their Critics: International Symposium
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: The Farewell
6:00 PM African-American Women in Film
6:00 PM Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party Hop
7:00 PM Victoria Martino: Carnival in Venice
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Music: The Chieftains
Wednesday, Feb 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM  Writer's Symposium with Pico Ayer
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
Thursday, Feb 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:45 AM Book Talk: Baja California Land of Missions
1:00 PM Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
3:20 PM Talk: Urban Redevelopment Projects in South Africa
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Feb 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
3:30 PM Talk: The Racial Imaginary at Work Poetry and the Visual Arts
7:00 PM Música En La Plaza: Los Montaño
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Feb 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
2:00 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
3:00 PM Stage: Little Rock
7:00 PM Stage: Safa's Story
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Film: Jojo Rabbit
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
9:00 PM Music: Los Pericos, Los Estrambóticos & Ecno
9:00 PM Spanglish At Finest City Improv
Sunday, Mar 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM  28th Annual Kuumba Festival
12:00 PM 7th Annual Mariachi Festival
1:00 PM  Music: Kembang Sunda Gamelan
2:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
3:00 PM Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
7:30 PM Music: Miguel Zenón Quartet
Monday, Mar 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Music: iLe
Tuesday, Mar 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM  Talk About Series: Venezuela - What Does It Mean To Live in a Failed State?
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Wednesday, Mar 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Thursday, Mar 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
Friday, Mar 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Saturday, Mar 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Stage: Orestes 2.0
8:00 PM Stage: Hurricane Diane
8:00 PM Stage: She Loves Me
Nortec: Musical Border Crossing
What is the sound of the collision between traditional northern Mexican musical idioms and contemporary electronic rhythms? One sure answer would be Nortec, a unique musical fusion and performance of a new border musical identity.

By Michael Hanson

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Nortec: Musical Border Crossings from Tijuana and Beyond

What is the sound of the collision between traditional northern Mexican musical idioms and contemporary electronic rhythms? One sure answer would be Nortec, a unique musical fusion and performance of a new border musical identity.

In 1999 a group of musicians, producers, activists, and artists formed the Nortec Collective in Tijuana, Baja Mexico. "Nortec"

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Nortec represents a compelling generational shift in terms of north Mexican cultural identity. With the increasing transnational circulation of new musical styles in Tijuana, traditional genres of northern Mexico such as Banda, Norte

The Nortec Collective exemplify these rich musical and cultural border crossings. Nortec offers a cosmopolitan urban cool that, in retaining prominent elements of traditional Norte
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At a recent show at UCSD

The Nortec sensibility continues to be vibrant and productive, though its core of artists has been somewhat reduced. For those interested, be on the lookout for old and forthcoming work from Bostich (Ramon Amezcua), Clorofila (Jorge Verdin), Fussible (Pepe Mogt and Melo), and Hiperboreal (PG Beas). While members of the collective actively tour nationally and internationally, much of their performative work remains concentrated in, and indeed fundamentally connected to, the San Diego-Tijuana metropolitan region. As such, San Diegans are in the privileged locale to enjoy the musical border crossings of this eclectic, experimental and unique sound collective. For more information visit their official website, www.myspace.com/nortec. For an in-depth treatment of the cultural, political, and artistic context of the Nortec phenomenon see Nor-tec Rifa! (rifa as dominance/excellence): Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World (Oxford, 2008) by Alejandro Madrid.

By Michael Hanson

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