Arsenio Rodríguez and the transnational flows of Latin popular music

by García, David F.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML410.R63235 G37 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML410.R63235 G37 2006
Arsenio Rodríguez was one of the most important Cuban musicians of the twentieth century. In this first scholarly study, ethnomusicologist David F. García examines Rodríguez's life, including the conjunto musical combo he led and the highly influential son montuno style of music he created in the 1940s. García recounts Rodríguez's battle for recognition at the height of "mambo mania" in New York City and the significance of his music in the development of salsa. With firsthand accounts from relatives and fellow musicians, Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music follows Rodríguez's fortunes on several continents, speculating on why he never enjoyed wide commercial success despite the importance of his music. García focuses on the roles that race, identity, and politics played in shaping Rodríguez's music and the trajectory of his musical career. His transnational perspective has important implications for Latin American and popular music studies.
Additional Information
Series Studies in Latin American and Caribbean music.
Subjects Rodríguez, Arsenio.
Musicians -- Cuba -- Biography.
Popular music -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
Publisher Philadelphia, PA :Temple University Press,2006
Language English
Description xii, 210 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-202), discography (pages [147]-166), and index.
ISBN 1592133851 (cloth : alk. paper)
159213386X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Other Classic View