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Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo (edition 2004)

by Ned Sublette

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This entertaining history of Cuba and its music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio Rodriguez, Benny More, and Perez Prado. It offers a behind the scenes examination of music from a Cuban point of view, unearthing surprising, provocative connections and making a case for Cuba as fundamental to the evolution of music in the New World. Revealed are how the music of black slaves transformed 16th century Europe, how the slaves appeared, and how Cuban music influenced ragtime, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Music lovers will follow this journey from Andalucia, the Congo, the Calabar, Dahomey, and Yorubaland via Cuba to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saint Domingue, New Orleans, New York, and Miami. The music is placed in a historical context that considers the complexities of the slave trade, Cuba's relationship to the United States, its revolutionary political traditions the music of Santeria, Palo, Abakua, Vodu, and much more.… (more)
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Title:Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo
Authors:Ned Sublette
Info:Chicago Review Press (2004), Hardcover, 768 pages
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