Latinos in the Garage: A Genealogical Examination of the Latino/a Presence and Influence in Garage Rock (and Rock and Pop Music)1

@article{AvantMier2008LatinosIT,
  title={Latinos in the Garage: A Genealogical Examination of the Latino/a Presence and Influence in Garage Rock (and Rock and Pop Music)1},
  author={Roberto Avant‐Mier},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={555 - 574}
}
In this article the author explores some of the Latino/a cultural dimensions related to the emergence of garage rock in the mid‐1960s. Using a genealogical method, this research illuminates the significant Latino/a presence and influence in early rock and roll music and disrupts common dichotomous black/white constructions of rock music and popular music in general. By further articulating garage rock to Latino/a identity issues, the author makes a case for recognizing Latino/as as part of… Expand