New PDF release: Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae

By Peter Manuel,Michael Largey

First released in 1995, Caribbean Currents has turn into the definitive consultant to the targeted musics of this zone of the realm. This 3rd variation of the award-winning booklet is considerably up-to-date and elevated, that includes thorough assurance of recent advancements, akin to the worldwide unfold of reggaeton and bachata, the appearance of song video clips, the restructuring of the tune undefined, and the emergence of recent dance types. it is also many new illustrations and hyperlinks to accompanying video footage.

 

The authors succinctly and perceptively situate the musical types and advancements within the context of topics of gender and racial dynamics, sociopolitical historical past, and diasporic dimensions. Caribbean Currents showcases the wealthy and numerous musics of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, the French Caribbean, the lesser Antilles, and their transnational groups within the usa and in other places to supply a fascinating landscape of this such a lot dynamic point of Caribbean culture. 

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