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Grammy nominees Nortec Collective to screen documentary, perform in Eugene

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible, a Grammy-nominated musical group from Tijuana, Mexico, will be in Eugene Nov. 22-23 to perform with the full band set and to screen their documentary film Tijuana: Sonidos del Nortec. The group’s first visit to the Pacific Northwest is being sponsored by the Department of Education Studies and numerous other organizations at the University of Oregon (UO), along with the League of United Latin American Citizens.

A free public screening of Tijuana: Sonidos del Nortec will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 in the auditorium of the Global Scholars Hall on the UO campus, followed by a Q&A with the band. Their concert take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene.

Edward Olivos, a professor in the Education Studies department at the College of Education, was instrumental in bringing the group to Oregon. Although cultural sensitivity and appreciation is a key part of his program’s curriculum and a focus of many other organizations on campus, Olivos says it was important to provide an authentic and fun event to promote these ideas.

“Misperceptions about Latin music often mirror those about Latino culture in general – narrow or old-fashioned at best, stereotypical at worst. Hosting Nortec Collective was a great way for us to show the community how modern, vital and relevant Latino culture is. Music can help shift perceptions through the shared cultural experience,” he said.

Other event sponsors include the Multicultural Center; Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion; Office of Student Affairs; College of Arts and Sciences; Robert D. Clark Honors College; School of Music and Dance; School of Journalism and Communication; Oregon Humanities Center's Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; School of Architecture and Applied Arts; Office of International Affairs; Division of Undergraduate Studies; Department of Romance Languages; Department of Ethnic Studies; Juan Carlos Valle and Jennifer Wuite de Valle; Center for Latino/a Latin American Studies; Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership; Center for Equity Promotion; Department of Counseling Psychology & Human Services; Counseling Psychology Program; Couples and Family Therapy Program; and the Family and Human Services Program.

Tickets to the McDonald Theatre performance are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information, visit any TicketsWest outlet or buy online.

About Nortec Collective
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible mixes electronica with musical elements and instrumentation from regional Mexican music (tambora and norteño), resulting in the nortec (“norteño” + “techno”) style. They have been nominated for two Latin Grammys and their 2008 album Tijuana Sound Machine was nominated for “Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album” at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. They have been featured in four books, most notably, Paso del Nortec: This is Tijuana and Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World. They have toured Latin America, Japan, Europe, and the U.S. including shows at Rockefeller Center in New York City, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Royal Festival Hall in London, and Elysée Montmarte in Paris. They have also performed on college campuses such as UC Davis and Cal State Los Angeles.

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