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Author García, David F.

Title Arsenio Rodríguez and the transnational flows of Latin popular music / David F. García
Published Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Studies in Latin American and Caribbean music
Studies in Latin American and Caribbean music.
Contents Introduction. Feeling son montuno : issues and theoretical approach -- I was born of Africa : Black consciousness and Cubanidad. Formative years ; Reclaiming Africa ; Adore her as Martí did -- Negro y macho : Arsenio Rodríguez's conjunto and son montuno style. The early septetos and conjunto, 1926-44 ; Contratiempo and the emergence of the son montuno feel ; Placing the emergence of son montuno -- Who's who in mambo? Migrating to New York City ; I sell rhythm! The political economy of son montuno and mambo ; The pueblo pueblo of El Barrio and the Bronx -- Remembering the past with El Ciego Maravilloso. Arsenio Rodríguez in Chicago, Curaçao, and Los Angeles ; Nostalgia, exile politics, and the presalsa milieu in New York City ; Final performances and death in Los Angeles -- Salsa and Arsenio Rodríguez's legacy. We were disciples of Arsenio ; Son montuno and salsa aesthetics -- Conclusion : remembering Arsenio Rodríguez, remembering son montuno
Summary The life and times of one of Cuba's most important musicians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-202), discography (pages 147-166), and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rodríguez, Arsenio.
Musicians -- Cuba -- Biography.
Popular music -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1592133851
1592133878 electronic bk
9781592133871 electronic bk