[]
[]

The Latin Beat

The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music From Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond
Morales, Ed (Book - 2003 )
The Latin Beat
Print

Item Details

The Latin explosion of Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, and the Buena Vista Social Club may look like it came out of nowhere, but the incredible variety of Latin music has been transforming the United States since the turn of the century, when Caribbean beats turned New Orleans music into jazz. In fact, we wouldn't have any of our popular music without it: Imagine pop sans the mambos of Perez Prado and Tito Puente, the garage rock of Richie Valens, or even the glitzy croon of Julio Iglesias, notto mention the psychedelia of Santana and Los Lobos and the underground cult grooves of newcomers like Bebel Gilberto. The Latin Beat outlines the musical styles of each country, then traces each form as it migrates north. Morales travels from the Latin ballad to bossa nova to Latin jazz, chronicles the development of the samba in Brazil and salsa in New York, explores the connection between the mambo craze of the 1950's with the Cuban craze of today, and uncovers the hidden history of Latinosin rock and hip hop. The Latin Beat is the only book that explores where the music has come from and celebrates all of the directions it is going.
Authors: Morales, Ed, 1956-
Title: The Latin beat
the rhythms and roots of Latin music from bossa nova to salsa and beyond
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2003
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
Characteristics: xxviii, 372 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ed Morales
Contents: The beat is in the blood
The evolution of Cuban music into salsa
The story of Nuyorican salsa
Contemporary Cuban music
The Latin ballad from the bolero to the New Latin pop
Latin jazz
Re-imagining Brazil
Other Latin beats from Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic
The hidden history of Latinos and Latin influence in rock and hip-hop
Latin alternative
ISBN: 0306810182
Branch Call Number: 781.64098 M828L 2003
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-354) and index
Subject Headings: Popular music Latin America History and criticism
Topical Term: Popular music
LCCN: 2003016423
MARC Display»

Library Staff

An exploration of where Latin music came from and how it changed as it moved northward.


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.