Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2008 - History - 353 pages
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Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading and music-loving fans the chance to enjoy Cesar Miguel Rondon's celebrated "El libro de la salsa."

Rondon tells the engaging story of salsa's roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and of its emergence and development in the 1960s as a distinct musical movement in New York. Rondon presents salsa as a truly pan-Caribbean phenomenon, emerging in the migrations and interactions, the celebrations and conflicts that marked the region. Although salsa is rooted in urban culture, Rondon explains, it is also a commercial product produced and shaped by professional musicians, record producers, and the music industry. For this first English-language edition, Rondon has added a new chapter to bring the story of salsa up to the present.

  

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Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading and music-loving fans the chance to enjoy C©sar Miguel Rondłn's celebrated El libro de la salsa. Rondłn tells the engaging story of salsa's roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and of its emergence and development in the 1960s as a distinct musical movement in New York. Rondłn presents salsa as a truly pan-Caribbean phenomenon, emerging in the migrations and interactions, the celebrations and conflicts that marked the region. Although salsa is rooted in urban culture, Rondłn explains, it is also a commercial product produced and shaped by professional musicians, record producers, and the music industry. For this first English-language edition, Rondłn has added a new chapter to bring the story of salsa up to the present.
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Contents

The 1950s
1
Chapter 2 The 1960s
11
Chapter 3 Salsas the Thing
17
Chapter 4 The New York Sound
28
Chapter 5 Our Latin Thing
41
Chapter 6 The Thing in Montuno
62
Chapter 7 The Boom
92
Chapter 8 Another Thing
238
Chapter 9 All of the Salsas
283
Basic Discography
309
Index
313
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About the author (2008)

Cesar Miguel Rondon is a journalist, author, and radio and television producer with Corporacion Televen in Caracas, Venezuela.

Frances R. Aparicio is professor of Latin American and Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jackie White is assistant professor of English at Lewis University.

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