Eric Silberberg

Symposium on Cultural Economy

The Symposium on Cultural Economy brought together musicians, academics and undergraduates at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla-CRS to explore the influence of Norteño music on the identity and economy of the Tehuacán region of Puebla. Norteño music is an often derided genre of Mexican music; although its historical significance, economic impact, and international popularity are undeniable.

The conference featured three events. First, local musicians presented a concert of traditional and contemporary Norteño music. Second, outstanding undergraduates presented original research papers that focused on identity and economic activity within Norteño music. Third, the author and Universidad de Guanajuato professor Dr. Gabriel Medrano de Luna presented a lecture and workshop on methods for cultural research projects.

Organized by the
Communication Sciences Department, BUAP CRS
Poster by the
graphic design students of Prof. Israel Palafox
Photos by
Daniela Bolaños, Juan Daniel González, and Mariana Rivera
Concert by
La Grandeza Norteña Los Netos
Conference by
Dr. Gabriel Medrano de Luna, Universidad de Guanajuato
Symposium poster
ernesto sr
los netos
full group