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Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo

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Publisher Comments:

This entertaining history of Cuba and its music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Vald

About the Author

\Ned Sublette is the cofounder of the Qbadisc record label. He has coproduced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years and travels frequently to Cuba.

Table of Contents

Before Cuba — The highest priced slaves — Drums of war — "We have always had the drum" — Zarabanda's Mambo — Colonial Cuba — The Areito and the Romance — By post from the Indies — The shipyard — The fertile crescent — The Atlantis of the Caribbean — Buying whites and selling blacks: a contradanza — La Nuit des Tropiques — Afro-Cuba — The western and central Sudanic blues — The Congo that was Cuba — A secret language, for men only — Hiding in plain sight — Insurgent Cuba — The romance of revolution — Rumba — Fire — The Plattist Republic — Marti's monster — Guitar and piano — If he bathes, he splashes you — The tango age — Tres and bongo — The dance of the millions — The son boom — The mulata love triangles — The peanut vendor — The fall — Batista in Power — The revolution of 1933 — The liberation of the drum — Nague, nague, nague, nague — Mano a mano — The Autentico Years — Diablo! — Life is a dream — Mambo number five — Television.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569764206
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Author:
Sublette, Ned
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Music -- Cuba -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - General
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-World Music
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Music : History & Criticism - General
Subject:
History : Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
History : Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
Music : Genres & Styles - Latin
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
688

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» Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
» History and Social Science » World History » Caribbean
» History and Social Science » World History » General

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