Cuban music from A to Z

by Orovio, Helio, 1938-2008

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML106.C8 O7613 2004
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML106.C8 O7613 2004
Available in English for the first time, Cuban Music from A to Z is an encyclopedic guide to one of the world's richest and most influential musical cultures. It is the most extensive compendium of information about the singers, composers, bands, instruments, and dances of Cuba ever assembled. With more than 1,300 entries and 150 illustrations, this volume is an essential reference guide to the music of the island that brought the world the danzón, the son, the mambo, the conga, and the cha-cha-chá.

The life's work of Cuban historian and musician Helio Orovio, Cuban Music from A to Z presents the people, genres, and history of Cuban music. Arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced, the entries span from Abakuá music and dance to Eddy Zervigón, a Cuban bandleader based in New York City. They reveal an extraordinary fusion of musical elements, evident in the unique blend of African and Spanish traditions of the son musical genre and in the integration of jazz and rumba in the timba style developed by bands like Afrocuba, Chucho Valdés's Irakeke, José Luis Cortés's ng La Banda, and the Buena Vista Social Club. Folk and classical music, little-known composers and international superstars, drums and string instruments, symphonies and theaters--it's all here.

Additional Information
Subjects Music -- Cuba -- Dictionaries.
Musicians -- Cuba -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Durham :Duke University Press,2004
Edition 1st English-language ed.
Other Titles Diccionario de la música cubana.
Language English
Description xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 235).
ISBN 0822331861 (alk. paper)
0822332124 (pbk.: alk. paper)
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