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The Latin Beat : The Rhythms And Roots Of Latin Music From Bossa Nova To Salsa And Beyond - Ed Morales

The Latin Beat

The Rhythms And Roots Of Latin Music From Bossa Nova To Salsa And Beyond

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2003
ISBN: 9780306810183
Number Of Pages: 400

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For everyone who has fallen in love with Latin music, a guide to its many styles that also traces its place in American music and culture . The Latin explosion of Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, and the Buena Vista Social Club may look like it came out of nowhere, but the incredible variety of Latin music has been transforming the United States since the turn of the century, when Caribbean beats turned New Orleans music into jazz. In fact, we wouldn't have any of our popular music without it: Imagine pop sans the mambos of Perez Prado and Tito Puente, the garage rock of Richie Valens, or even the glitzy croon of Julio Iglesias, not to mention the psychedelia of Santana and Los Lobos and the underground cult grooves of newcomers like Bebel Gilberto. The Latin Beat outlines the musical styles of each country, then traces each form as it migrates north. Morales travels from the Latin ballad to bossa nova to Latin jazz, chronicles the development of the samba in Brazil and salsa in New York, explores the connection between the mambo craze of the 1950's with the Cuban craze of today, and uncovers the hidden history of Latinos in rock and hip hop. The Latin Beat is the only book that explores where the music has come from and celebrates all of the directions it is going.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Beat Is in the Bloodp. 1
The Evolution of Cuban Music into Salsap. 33
The Story of Nuyorican Salsap. 55
Contemporary Cuban Musicp. 95
The Latin Ballad from the Bolero to the New Latin Popp. 119
Latin Jazzp. 171
Re-imagining Brazilp. 197
Other Latin Beats from Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republicp. 237
The Hidden History of Latinos and Latin Influence in Rock and Hip-hopp. 275
Latin Alternativep. 303
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 355
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780306810183
ISBN-10: 0306810182
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 23rd October 2003
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.0 x 21.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1