Cándida F. Jáquez is an assistant professor at Indiana University at Bloomington in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Director of the IU Mariachi de La Flor. She holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Anthropology, Latino Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in ethnomusicology and her M.A. in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests concern musical and cultural expression in U.S. Mexican descent communities and Latino popular musics in regards to ethnic identity, performance, traditionalism, and history. Her recent work includes, "Meeting La Cantante through Verse, Song, and Performance," in Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change (University of Illinois Press 2002).She is co-editor with Frances Aparicio for the forthcoming Musical Migration: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America (St. Martin’s Press, January 2003). She is currently working on a book manuscript regarding U.S. based mariachi and developing a co-edited volume on Chicano ethnomusicology.