"At the time, friars reported that indigenous people acted like they were worshipping St. Ann, but the friars recognized they were really worshipping Toci," said Villaseñor-Black, an associate professor of art history who is writing a book on such examples of synchronism.
UCLA Early Music Ensemble, a student group, will perform with undergraduates from a UCLA classical guitar studio.
The Dec. 2 concert will also highlight cross-cultural connections. UCLA Early Music Ensemble, a student group specializing in pre-18th
-century music, will perform 16th
-century dance music from Spain in collaboration with undergraduates from the classical guitar studio of Peter Yates, a UCLA music lecturer. Son del Centro, a Santa Ana collective, will perform son jarocho
-style folk music from the Mexican state of Veracruz. The jarocho music, which is still popular today, bears a striking resemblance to the long-forgotten dance music.
"One of the things that went over on the boats with the Conquistadors was songs, and they shared them with people they were busy conquering," said musicologist Le Guin, who specializes in 16th- and 17th-century Spanish and Spanish colonial music. "Those people took those songs and adapted them according to their culture."
For details on "Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World," click here. Admission to the symposium and concert is free. But those planning to go to the concert should register here by Nov. 28. Click on the calendar of events.