“Allá in the Mix”

Scholarly essay on Mexican sound systems and the musical politics of migration. I write about what I develop as the “aesthetics of allá” (the here, the there, and the “over there” ) as a way of understanding how Mexican music creates geographies of belonging across borders and imagines new spaces of political and cultural possibility. Published in Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique, eds. Ron Radano and Tejumola Olaniyan (Duke UP, 2016). An earlier version appeared in Public Culture 27.3 77 (2015): 533-555.