Cuban Women and Salsa: To the Beat of Their Own Drum

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Springer, Oct 23, 2014 - Social Science - 177 pages
Salsa is both an American and transnational phenomenon, however women in salsa have been neglected. To explore how female singers negotiate issues of gender, race, and nation through their performances, Poey engages with the ways they problematize the idea of the nation and facilitate their musical performances' movement across multiple borders.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Rumberas as Salsa Precursors
13
From La Guarachera De Cuba to the Queen of Salsa
33
The Excessive Performance of Race and Gender
54
Gloria Estefans Performance of theon the Hyphen
77
Albita Rodríguez Bends the Rules
98
6 Conclusion
121
Notes
131
Discography
152
Works Cited
157
Index
173
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Delia Poey is Associate Professor of Spanish at Florida State University, USA.

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