The Latin Tinge

The Latin Tinge : The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States

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The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious symptoms of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on the jazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge, John Storm Roberts offered revolutionary insight into the enormous importance of Latin influences in U.S. popular music of all kinds. Now, in this revised second edition, Roberts updates the history of Latin American influences on the American music scene over the last twenty years. From the merengue wave to the great traditions of salsa and nortena music to the fusion styles of Cubop and Latin rock, Roberts provides a comprehensive review. With an update on the jazz scene and the careers of legendary musicians as well as newer bands on the circuit, the second edition of The Latin Tinge sheds new light on a rich and complex subject: the crucia
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195121015
  • 9780195121018
  • 697,510

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"Since 1990, I have been making use of The Latin Tinge as the required text in my course on Latin American music...I am pleased at the prospect of increasing numbers of students benefiting from Mr. Roberts' insight and clear explanations."-David Vayo, Illinois Wesleyan University "That rarity, a genuine 'first'; the only book ever to have covered the crucial contribution that Latin rhythms made in forming our uniquely American idiom."-Pete Terrace, Cash Box "A provocative study, secure in its data...Roberts virtually has this subject cornered."-Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma, Black Perspectives in Music "Demonstrates a non-purist, open ear that is rare and welcome...a solid, up-to-date and balanced examination."-Kirkus Reviews "Roberts treats his subject with singular affection and respect only a true fan and student can give...makes the unclear clear, tracing the history of 'Americanized Latin' music on records, the stage, and in the movies as well as an informative look at the genuine Latin styles that evoked the fad fires."-Carlos de Leon, Nuestro Magazine "Roberts cares passionately about Latin music and he is able to describe what he hears in it clearly enough to enable the non-Latin listener to hear it, too."-Robert Palmer, The New York Times Book Review Praise for the previous edition:
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About John Storm Roberts

John Storm Roberts has been writing about the U.S.-Latin music scene since the early 1970s and among other international credits covered salsa and allied sounds for the Village Voice.
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