Professor Gives A Taste of Chile History

Morris speaks to students
Professor Nancy Morris speaks to students in Annenberg Hall.

Students and faculty listened intently last Thursday as Nancy Morris, Chair and Professor in the Department of Media Studies, led a discussion and exploration into the Chilean Musical History.

Morris reflected on Chilean music and its affect on the social injustice from the fifties to modern times. According to Morris, many of the songs at the time bore subliminal meanings after military forces began to ban Chilean cultured music. The art form of music is how many musicians and people of Chilean decent escaped from the horrors they faced every day.

Morris said that the military occupancy was in fear of a socialistic ideology that posed a threat to many nations. Morris acknowledged that the movement has come along way since social revolution began, with the integration of social media and a greater focus on women.

“Women seemed to be not too involved in the social movement, it looked mostly male dominated in Chile,” said Obehioye Oseghale, junior, who attended the event.

She went on to tell Temple Update that she learned a lot from the presentation, saying she couldn’t imagine life without musical expression and that music is used in culture to celebrate.

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