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This book explores the complexity of Cuban dance music and the webs that connect it, musically and historically, to other Caribbean music, to salsa, and to Latin Jazz. Establishing a scholarly foundation for the study of this music, Raul A. Fernandez introduces a set of terms, definitions, and empirical information that allow for a broader, more informed discussion. He presents fascinating musical biographies of prominent performers Cachao López, Mongo Santamaría, Armando Peraza, Patato Valdés, Francisco Aguabella, Cándido Camero, Chocolate Armenteros, and Celia Cruz. Based on interviews that the author conducted over a nine-year period, these profiles provide in-depth assessments of the musicians’ substantial contributions to both Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz. In addition, Fernandez examines the links between Cuban music and other Caribbean musics; analyzes the musical and poetic foundations of the Cuban son form; addresses the salsa phenomenon; and develops the aesthetic construct of sabor, central to Cuban music.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. PREFACE
  2. pp. vii-xv
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  1. I. Popular Music
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. The Salsa Concept
  2. pp. 13-21
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  1. 2. Ontology of the Son
  2. pp. 22-41
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  1. 3. The Aesthetics of Sabor
  2. pp. 42-57
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  1. II. On the Road to Latin Jazz
  2. pp. 59-69
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  1. 4. Magic Mixture
  2. pp. 71-82
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  1. 5. Drumming in Cuban
  2. pp. 83-98
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  1. 6. Lords of the Tambor
  2. pp. 99-128
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  1. 7. Chocolate Dreams
  2. pp. 129-139
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  1. 8. The Taste of ¡Azúcar!
  2. pp. 140-160
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  1. AFTERWORD
  2. pp. 161-162
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 163-177
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 179-199
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520939448
Print ISBN
9780520247079
MARC Record
OCLC
68571991
Pages
215
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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