Music and Revolution Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

ISBN-10: 0520247116

ISBN-13: 9780520247116

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robin D. Moore

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Music and Revolution provides a dynamic introduction to the most prominent artists and musical styles that have emerged in Cuba since 1959 and to the policies that have shaped artistic life. Robin D. Moore gives readers a chronological overview of the first decades after the Cuban Revolution, documenting the many ways performance has changed and emphasizing the close links between political and cultural activity. Offering a wealth of fascinating details about music and the milieu that engendered it, the author traces the development of dance styles, nueva trova, folkloric drumming, religious traditions, and other forms. He describes how the fall of the Soviet Union has affected Cuba in material, ideological, and musical terms and considers the effect of tense international relations on culture. Most importantly, Music and Revolution chronicles how the arts have become a point of negotiation between individuals, with their unique backgrounds and interests, and official organizations. It uses music to explore how Cubans have responded to the priorities of the revolution and have created spaces for their individual concerns. Copub: Center for Black Music Research
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 367
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Robert Lowell Moore Jr., was born on October 31, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Middlesex School, Belmont Hill School and Harvard College. He published several novels using information gathered from travelling and his experiences as main ideas. In 1963 he joined the US Army Special Forces as a civilian with special permission from President John F. Kennedy, . He trained for almost a year and then went with the Special Forces to Vietnam. His experiences in Vietnam served as the background material for "The Green Berets" which was published in 1965. Other titles include "The French connection" and the Happy Hooker.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Music and the Arts in Socialist Cuba
Revelry and Revolution: The Paradox of the 1950s
Music and Social Change in the First Years
Artistic Institutions, Initiatives, and Policies
Dance Music and the Politics of Fun
Transformations in Nueva Trova
Afro-Cuban Folklore in a Raceless Society
Ay, Dios Amparame: Sacred Music and Revolution
Music and Ideological Crisis
Conclusion: Musical Politics into the New Millennium
Publications on Music from Revolutionary Cuba
Notes
Glossary
Works Cited
Index
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