Cuba and Its Music

Cuba and Its Music

From the First Drums to the Mambo

Book - 2004-
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This entertaining history of Cuba and its music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Vald#65533;s, Arsenio Rodr#65533;guez, Benny Mor#65533;, and P#65533;rez Prado. It offers a behind-the-scenes examination of music from a Cuban point of view, unearthing surprising, provocative connections and making a case for Cuba as fundamental to the evolution of music in the New World. Revealed are how the music of black slaves transformed 16th-century Europe, how the claves appeared, and how Cuban music influenced ragtime, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Music lovers will follow this journey from Andaluc#65533;a, the Congo, the Calabar, Dahomey, and Yorubaland via Cuba to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saint-Domingue, New Orleans, New York, and Miami. The music is placed in a historical context that considers the complexities of the slave trade; Cuba's relationship to the United States; its revolutionary political traditions; the music of Santer#65533;a, Palo, Abaku#65533;, Vod#65533;, and much more.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2004-
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781556525162
Characteristics: v. : ill. ; 24 cm


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