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Title:
The Latin tinge : the impact of Latin American music on the United States
Author:
Roberts, John Storm.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1390 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780195121001

9780195121018
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious examples of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on the jazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge, John Storm Roberts offered revolutionary insight into the enormous importance of Latin influences in U.S. popular music of all kinds. Now, in this revised second edition, Roberts updates the history of Latin American influences on the American music scene over the last twenty years.

From the merengue wave to the great traditions of salsa and nortena music to the fusion styles of Cubop and Latin rock, Roberts provides a comprehensive review. With an update on the jazz scene and the careers of legendary musicians as well as newer bands on the circuit, the second edition of The Latin Tinge sheds new Light on a rich and complex subject: the crucial contribution that Latin rhythms are making to our uniquely American idiom.


Summary

The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious symptoms of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on thejazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge, John Storm Roberts offered revolutionary insight into the enormous importance of Latin influences in U.S. popular music of all kinds. Now, in this revised second edition, Roberts updates the history of Latin American influences on the Americanmusic scene over the last twenty years. From the merengue wave to the great traditions of salsa and nortena music to the fusion styles of Cubop and Latin rock, Roberts provides a comprehensive review. With an update on the jazz scene and the careers of legendary musicians as well as newer bands on the circuit, the second edition ofThe Latin Tinge sheds new light on a rich and complex subject: the crucial contribution that Latin rhythms are making to our uniquely American idiom.


Author Notes

John Storm Roberts has been writing about the U.S.-Latin music scene since the early 1970s and among other international credits covered salsa and allied sounds for the Village Voice.


Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the First Edition
1 The Roots
2 The Foundations
3 The Tango Rage
4 The 1930s: The Rumba Era
5 The 1940s: The Watershed
6 The 1950s: Mambo Time
7 The 1960s: Going Underground
8 The 1970s: The Return to the Mainstream
9 ""Mundo Latino""
Afterword: Newer Voices, Harder Sounds
Glossary
Select Discography
Select Bibliography
Index
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the First Edition
1 The Roots
2 The Foundations
3 The Tango Rage
4 The 1930s: The Rumba Era
5 The 1940s: The Watershed
6 The 1950s: Mambo Time
7 The 1960s: Going Underground
8 The 1970s: The Return to the Mainstream
9 ""Mundo Latino""
Afterword: Newer Voices, Harder Sounds
Glossary
Select Discography
Select Bibliography
Index

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