Brown Bag Biography: “Gaucho Legacies"

January 31, 12:00pm - 12:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 409A

“Gaucho Legacies: El Sosneado, My Home of Yesteryear (Antonio Entre Ríos)”
Lissi Entre Ríos and Joy Logan

In his coming-of-age memoir, El Sosneado, mi pueblo de antaño (2013), well-known music and folklore educator from Mendoza, Argentina, Antonio Entre Ríos, chronicles the life of the puesteros, the small ranchers who made their living by moving their herds, as well as their homes, to high Andean pastures in the summer and returning to lower elevations in the winter. Entre Ríos (1928-2013) recalls his childhood in the 1930s and describes his initiation, as a young boy, into the world of ranching, seasonal travel, and climatic disasters. For Entre Ríos, the puesteros are the last heirs of the gaucho traditions, and for them, home and identity are based on their relationship with nature and the land.

Lissi Entre Ríos, the author’s daughter, is the former dean and professor of dance at IFC Artes, Mendoza, Argentina, and currently at UHM to participate in the seven-week program, “Argentina in Hawai’i”. Joy Logan, UHM Professor, Spanish & LAIS, has focused her research on the Andean region of Mendoza. She is the author of Aconcagua, the Invention of Mountaineering on America’s Highest Peak.

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Free and Open to the Public

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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