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Cuba and Its Music From the First Drums to the Mambo

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ISBN-10: 1556526326

ISBN-13: 9781556526329

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ned Sublette

List price: $29.99
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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 the case that Cuba was fundamental to the evolution of music in the New World. The ways in which the music of black slaves transformed 16th-century Europe, how the "claves" appeared, and how Cuban music influenced ragtime, jazz, and rhythm and blues are revealed. Music lovers will follow this journey from Andalucia, the Congo, the Calabar, Dahomey, and Yorubaland via…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Ned Sublette is the author of "Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo," Cofounder of the record label Qbadisc, he coproduced the public radio program "Afropop Worldwide" for seven years. A writer, record producer, and musician, he lives in New York City.""

The Highest-Priced Slaves
Drums of War
""We Have Always Had the Drum""
Zarabanda's Mambo
The Areito and the Romance
By Post from the Indies
The Shipyard
The Fertile Crescent
The Atlantis of the Caribbean
Buying Whites and Selling Blacks: A Contradanza
La Nuit des Tropiques
The Western and Central Sudanic Blues
The Congo That Was Cuba
A Secret Language, for Men Only
Hiding in Plain Sight
The Romance of Revolution
Marti's Monster
Guitar and Piano
If He Bathes, He Splashes You