Music in the Hispanic Caribbean

Music in the Hispanic Caribbean : Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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Music in the Hispanic Caribbean explores the musical and cultural traditions of the Spanish-speaking countries of the Greater Antilles (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico), a relatively small group of islands with a surprisingly wide-reaching influence on music. The birth place of enduring styles such as salsa and meringue and up-and-coming genres like reggaeton, the music of the region has yet be examined in a standalone volume. Moore uses three themes-the cultural legacy of the slave trade, the creolization of Caribbean musical styles, and the impact of colonialism and race relations-to survey the region and draw parallels and contrasts between its various traditions Designed to be used as one of several short and inexpensive case study volumes in the Global Music Series, this volume is appropriate for introductory undergraduate courses in world music or ethnomusicology and for upper-level courses on Caribbean and Latin American music and/or culture. Based on the author's own extensive fieldwork, the text features interviews with performers, eyewitness accounts of performances, and vivid illustrations. The book also features listening activities that enable students to engage critically and actively with the text. The included 70-minute CD contains examples of music discussed in the text, and supplementary material for instructors will be available on the companion web site.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 43 b/w, 1 ht, 104 lines
  • 0195375068
  • 9780195375060

Table of contents

FOREWORD; PREFACE; CD TRACK LIST; 1. Introduction; DEFINING THE CARIBBEAN; MUSIC AND RACE IN THE CARIBBEAN; CREOLIZATION AND DIASPORA; 2. Music and Spanish Colonization; A BRIEF HISTORY OF COLONIZATION; SPANISH-DERIVED MUSIC; PUERTO RICAN SEIS; CUBAN PUNTO; FOLK CATHOLICISM AND THE DOMINICAN SALVE; 3. Cultural Legacies of the Slave Trade; HISTORY OF THE SLAVE TRADE; AFRO-CUBAN TOQUES DE GUIROS; AFRO-DOMINICAN SALVES; PUERTO RICAN BOMBA; 4. Creolized Dance Music; DOMINICAN MERENGUE; CUBAN SON; PUERTO RICAN PLENA; NEW YORK SALSA; 5. Transnational Caribbean Musics; THE COLONIAL CONTRADANZA; BOLERO AND BACHATA; REGGAETON; 6. Political Song; THE RISE OF NUEVA CANCION ; STRUGGLES FOR INDEPENDENCE IN THE HISPANIC CARIBBEAN; PUERTO RICAN NUEVA CANCION; DOMINICAN NUEVA CANCION; CUBAN NUEVA TROVA AND RAP; 7. Dialogues With Blackness; EARLY REPRESENTATIONS OF BLACKNESS; CREOLE HERITAGE AND CLASSICAL MUSIC; LATIN JAZZ; GLOSSARY; RESOURCE GUIDE; REFERENCES; INDEXshow more

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