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From tejano to tango : Latin American popular music
Clark, Walter Aaron.
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New York : Routledge, 2002.
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x, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Politics and identity, Argentina and Nicaragua. The popularized gaucho image as a source of Argentine classical music, 1880-1920 / Deborah Schwartz-Kates. The tango, Peronism, and Astor Piazzolla during the 1940s and '50s / María Susana Azzi. Socially conscious music forming the social conscience, Nicaraguan música testimonial and the creation of a revolutionary movement / T.M. Scruggs. Rock chabón, the contemporary national rock of Argentina / Pablo Semán and Pablo Vila -- Locality and interlocality, North America and Cuba. Crossing borders, Mexicana, Tejana, and Chicana musicians in the United States and Mexico / John Koegel. A Chicano in a Cuban band, Okan Ise and Songo in Los Angeles / Javier Barrales Pacheco. The bolero romántico, from Cuban dance to international popular song / George Torres. "Give your body joy, macarena", aspects of U.S. participation in the "Latin" dance craze of the 1990s / Melinda Russell -- Globalization and mass mediation, Brazil and Peru. Music and place in the Brazilian popular imagination, the interplay of local and global in the mangue bit movement of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil / Philip Galinsky. Popular music and the global city, huayno, chicha, and techno-cumbia in Lima / Raúl R. Romero. Viral creativity, a memetic approach to the music of André Abujamra and Karnak / John Murphy. Doing the samba on Sunset Boulevard, Carmen Miranda and the Hollywoodization of Latin American music / Walter Aaron Clark.
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Author of two books on Issac Albeniz, including Issac Albeniz: A Guide to Research (1998), Walter Aaron Clark has compiled thirteen essays that discuss the various aspects of Latin American music. The essays cover the social and political impact the music generated as well as the rhythmic development of the various genres. In this essential book, significant personalities, including Carmen Miranda, are discussed. The scope of the contributors is vast as divergent musical styles such as the Macarena dace craze, Bob Marley's reggae music and the seductive strains of the tango are analyzed.

Author Notes

Walter Aaron Clark is an associate professor of musicology at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Albeniz: Portrait of a Romantic, Isaac Albeniz: A Guideto Researchand several articles on Latin American music.

Table of Contents

Deborah Schwartz-KatesMaria Susana AzziT. M. ScruggsPablo Seman and Pablo VilaJohn KoegelJavier Barrales PachecoGeorge TorresMelinda RussellPhilip GalinskyRaul R. RomeroJohn MurphyWalter Aaron Clark
Prefacep. ix
I Politics and Identity: Argentina and Nicaragua
1. The Popularized Gaucho Image as a Source of Argentine Classical Music, 1880-1920p. 3
2. The Tango, Peronism, and Astor Piazzolla during the 1940s and '50sp. 25
3. Socially Conscious Music Forming the Social Conscience: Nicaraguan Musica Testimonial and the Creation of a Revolutionary Momentp. 41
4. Rock Chabon: The Contemporary National Rock of Argentinap. 70
II Locality and Interlocality: North America and Cuba
5. Crossing Borders: Mexicana, Tejana, and Chicana Musicians in the United States and Mexicop. 97
6. A Chicano in a Cuban Band: Okan Ise and Songo in Los Angelesp. 126
7. The Bolero Romantico: From Cuban Dance to International Popular Songp. 151
8. "Give Your Body Joy, Macarena": Aspects of U.S. Participation in the "Latin" Dance Craze of the 1990sp. 172
III Globalization and Mass Mediation: Brazil and Peru
9. Music and Place in the Brazilian Popular Imagination: The Interplay of Local and Global in the Mangue Bit Movement of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazilp. 195
10. Popular Music and the Global City: Huayno, Chicha, and Techno-cumbia in Limap. 217
11. Viral Creativity: A Memetic Approach to the Music of Andre Abujamra and Karnakp. 240
12. Doing the Samba on Sunset Boulevard: Carmen Miranda and the Hollywoodization of Latin American Musicp. 252
Contributorsp. 277
Indexp. 279