Revolutionary songs enlighten Library Week at Mount

March 28, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Songs at Library Week 2012

Victor Azuaje, assistant professor of Hispanic studies at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, explained that after Vatican II, when mass could be spoken in native languages, songs that were political and spoke out against abuse and oppression became popular in Latin American countries. Azuaje played guitar and sang “Las Casas de Carton,” about people living in cardboard box houses, and “Credo Nicareguense,” about Jesus Christ as architect, engineer, carpenter, and boss: all a very familiar way of saying “you” in Spanish, noted Azuaje. Showcasing creativity, the Curtin Memorial Library at Mount Saint Mary College presented various events to celebrate Library Week 2012, including a bagpipe concert by Brett Bondar, information technology analyst, and gospel songs by Evangela Oates, instruction and reference services librarian.