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Cuban music from A to Z

Uniform Title
Diccionario de la música cubana. English
Title
Cuban music from A to Z / Helio Orovio.
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Published
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Description
xi, 235 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents
Cuban music from A to Z
A. Musical instruments
B. Music magazines
C. Orchestras and bands
D. Theaters.
Summary
"Available in English for the first time, Cuban Music from A to Z is an encyclopedic guide to one of the world's richest and most influential musical cultures. It is the most extensive compendium of information about the singers, composers, bands, instruments, and dances of Cuba ever assembled. With more than 1,300 entires and 150 illustrations, this volume is an essential reference guide to the music of the island that brought the world the danzon, the son, the mambo, the conga, and the cha-cha-cha." "The life's work of Cuban historian and musician Helio Orovio, Cuban Music from A to Z presents the people, genres, and history of Cuban music. Arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced, the entries span from Abakua music and dance to Eddy Zervigon, a Cuban bandleader based in New York City. They reveal an extraordinary fusion of musical elements, evident in the unique blend of African and Spanish traditions of the son musical genre and in the integration of jazz and rumba in the timba style developed by bands like Afrocuba, Chucho Valdes's Irakeke, Jose Luis Cortes's ng La Banda, and the Buena Vista Social Club. Folk and classical music, little-known composers and international superstars, drums and string instruments, symphonies and theaters - it's all here."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235).
Language
English
LCCN
2003017350
ISBN
0822331861 (alk. paper)
0822332124 (pbk.: alk. paper)
Format
Book Book
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