The Rough Guide to Cuban Music

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Rough Guides, 2001 - Music - 350 pages
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Cuba is home to some of the world's most vibrant popular music in the world, from son and rumba to salsa and chachacha. The Rough Guide to Cuban Music introduces the full range of Cuba's varied musical traditions and tells the story of their greatest performers, legends like Beny More, Celina Gonzalea alongside more recent stars such as Carlos Varela. Includes features on the origins and development of the various musical genres, a biographical directory of over 100 key artists, with dozens of photographs. Also draws up some critical discographies, recommending the pick of each artist's output.
  

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Contents

Background
1
The African Heritage
15
The Origins of Son
45
The Cuban Diaspora 1
82
Bolero
129
Trova
152
The Cuban Diaspora 2
182
After the Revolution
217
The 1990s
273
Glossary
339
Selected Reading
344
Index
346
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