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Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mamboby Ned Sublette
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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