Author Reading: Razabilly by Nicholas F. Centino | Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event. Pairing a decade of participant observation with interviews and historical research, Centino explores the reasons behind a Rockabilly renaissance in 1990s Los Angeles and demonstrates how, as a form of working-class leisure, this scene provides Razabillies with spaces of respite and conviviality within the alienating landscape of the urban metropolis. A nuanced account revealing how and why Los Angeles Latinas/os have turned to and transformed the music and aesthetic style of 1950s rockabilly, Razabilly offers rare insight into this musical subculture, its place in rock and roll history, and its passionate practitioners. Join us in this conversation with insider Razabilly and author, Nicholas F. Centino. Hosted by Erick Iñiguez.