CSUF Prof Koegel on Mexican Musical Theater in Los Angeles
Dec. 22, 2016
CSUF music professor John Koegel’s research for his forthcoming book, “Musical Theater in Mexican Los Angeles, 1910-1940” led to a recent interview with KCET in which he articulated the rich history of the La Pastorela in the city.
“La Pastorela was mostly an amateur tradition that reflected popular piety — a folk expression of strongly held beliefs performed as theatrical and musical entertainment.” As Koegel notes, specifics about the play’s history can be elusive. Continue reading at KCET.