An Approach to Rap in Latin America

Andrea Pezzè (CES)

22 de maio de 2015, 14h00

Sala de Seminário do IENA, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra


This seminar presents the recently increasing rap landscape in Latin America. In the last years, this kind of music has been successfully produced in all countries of the continent. In every region it has been able to express both a will for change and a different use of traditional discourses. Based on Benitez Rojo’s Repeating Island and on the examination of structures and lyrics, the lecture aims to analyse the reasons for the spread of rap in Latin America.

Nota biográfica

Andrea Pezzè is a postdoctoral fellow at CES, Coimbra where he undertakes a research project about the crime novel in Central America. He holds a PhD in Spanish-American Studies from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. His research has focused on Latin-American detective novels and thrillers, in particular on the development of these genres in the Latin American Southern Cone. He published two monographs about the detective novel (Rome, 2009 and Bogotá, 2013) and many articles in European and American scientific journals.


Atividade no âmbito do Programa de Doutoramento em Estudos Americanos