Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Date of Award

Spring 4-12-2023


A qualitative study analyzing how institutions respond to musical political movements around Latin America. This research will focus on the San Isidro Movement in Cuba and the Son Jarocho song form in Mexico. It will analyze the countries, political leaders, and activists, and document how music and artists have been tools in the dissemination of information through a wide variety of primary sources. Analyzing the effect of various factors on the political development of individuals is essential to understanding how to increase productive political discourse. This research aims to show music, and more broadly art, has a significant effect on political discourse and engagement. Thus, bringing more attention/leading to more studies on the subject.


Mark Moreno