Cover image for Situating salsa : global markets and local meanings in Latin popular music
Situating salsa : global markets and local meanings in Latin popular music
Waxer, Lise.
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2002]

Physical Description:
xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Situating salsa : Latin music at the crossroads / Lise Waxer -- Is salsa a musical genre? / Marisol Berríos-Miranda -- Salsa and socialism : dance music in Cuba 1959-99 / Robin Moore -- "Cha-cha with a backbeat" : songs and stories of Latin Boogaloo / Juan Flores -- Salsa románica : an analysis of style / Christopher Washburne -- La Lupe, la India and Celia : toward a feminist genealogy of salsa music / Frances R. Aparicio -- El hombre que respira debajo de agua : trans-Boricua memories, identities and nationalisms performed through the death of Héctor Lavoe / Wilson A. Valentín Escobar -- Memoirs of a life in salsa / Catalino "Tite" Curet Alonso ; translated by Lise Waxer -- Poncho Sánchez, Latin jazz and the Cuban son : a stylistic and social analysis / Steven Loza -- Llegó la salsa : the rise of salsa in Venezuela and Colombia / Lise Waxer -- Se prohíbe escuchar "salsa y control" : when salsa arrived in Buenaventura, Colombia / Medardo Arias Satizábal ; translated by Lise Waxer -- The making of a salsa music scene in London / Patria Román-Velázquez -- Salsa no tiene fronteras : Orquesta de ka Kuz and the globalization of popular music / Shubei Hosokawa.
Added Author:

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
ML3535.5 .W39 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



Situating Salsa offers the first comprehensive consideration of salsa music and its social impact, in its multiple transnational contexts.

Author Notes

Lise Waxer is Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She has written extensively on salsa music, its roots, and its international diffusion

Table of Contents

Lise WaxerMarisol Berrios-MirandaRobin MooreJuan FloresChristopher WashburneFrances R. AparicioWilson A. Valentin EscobarCatalino "Tite" Curet AlonsoSteven LozaLise WaxerMedardo Arias SatizabalPatria Roman-VelazquezShuhei Hosokawa
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Part I Locating Salsa
1. Situating Salsa: Latin Music at the Crossroadsp. 3
2. Is Salsa a Musical Genre?p. 23
3. Salsa and Socialism: Dance Music in Cuba, 1959-99p. 51
4. "Cha-Cha with a Backbeat": Songs and Stories of Latin Boogaloop. 75
5. Salsa Romantica: An Analysis of Stylep. 101
Part II Personalizing Salsa
6. La Lupe, La India, and Celia: Toward a Feminist Genealogy of Salsa Musicp. 135
7. El Hombre que Respira Debajo del Agua: Trans-Boricua Memories, Identities, and Nationalisms Performed through the Death of Hector Lavoep. 161
8. Memoirs of a Life in Salsap. 187
9. Poncho Sanchez, Latin Jazz, and the Cuban Son: A Stylistic and Social Analysisp. 201
Part III Relocating Salsa
10. Llego la Salsa: The Rise of Salsa in Venezuela and Colombiap. 219
11. Se Prohibe Escuchar "Salsa y Control": When Salsa Arrived in Buenaventura, Colombiap. 247
12. The Making of a Salsa Music Scene in Londonp. 259
13. Salsa No Tiene Fronteras: Orquesta de la Luz and the Globalization of Popular Musicp. 289
Glossaryp. 313
Contributorsp. 321
Indexp. 325