For Immediate Release

"Dr. Loco" Performs with ZUMIX 

El "Dr. Loco" se presenta con ZUMIX

(Cambridge, March 27, 2012) Jose Cuellar, PhD., a.k.a. "Dr. Loco," is an entertainer, educator, musician, and anthropologist. As founder of critically acclaimed Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeno Band, and professor emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, he is uniquely qualified to host a fun and informative evening of Latino and Latino-influenced music.

"Dr. Loco" will collaborate with young musicians from ZUMIX, East Boston's award-winning program for young people, in an exploration of the musical impact of the Latino diaspora in the U.S. Recently, Michelle Obama presented ZUMIX with a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology presents a performance by "Dr. Loco" and ZUMIX on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM at the Geological Lecture Hall (24 Oxford St.), followed by a public reception at the Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave.

"You'll hear some favorites and some surprises, including some original compositions in the Latin tradition by ZUMIX musicians," says Dr. Cuellar. "This is a marvelous opportunity to share Latino culture and music with the community, while showcasing these exceptional young ZUMIX performers. It's going to be very exciting."

Dr. Cuellar is the Peabody Museum's 2012 Hrdy Fellow and an affiliate of the David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies. As the Hrdy Fellow, he is in residence at Harvard for spring 2012, researching and recording Native American instruments in the Peabody Museum collection, and appearing in several musical events for the Peabody.

About the Peabody Museum
The Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere. It is home to superb materials from Africa, ancient Europe, North America, Mesoamerica, Oceania, and South America in particular. In addition to its archaeological and ethnographic holdings, the Museum’s photographic archives, one of the largest of its kind, hold more than 500,000 historical photographs, dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and chronicling anthropology, archaeology, and world culture.

Hours and location: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., seven days a week. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for children, 3–18. Free with Harvard ID or Museum membership. The Museum is free to Massachusetts residents Sundays, 9 A.M. to noon, year round, and Wednesdays from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. (September to May). Admission includes admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. For more information call 617-496-1027 or go online to: The Peabody Museum is located at 11 Divinity Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Museum is a short walk from the Harvard Square MBTA station.

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Peabody Museum
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"Dr. Loco" photo by Eugenio Rodriguez

High resolution image available on request.


Dr. David Pilbeam, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Dr. David Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School

Dr. Jose Cuellar ("Dr. Loco"), Professor emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University

Kim Dawson, Program Director, ZUMIX

"Dr. Loco" and ZUMIX performance, presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Wednesday, April 11, 6 PM at Harvard's Geological Lecture Hall, (24 Oxford St., Cambridge), followed by a reception at the Peabody Museum (11 Divinity Ave.).

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