Arsenio Rodríguez and the transnational flows of Latin popular music
|Format:||Print Book 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
|Series||Studies in Latin American and Caribbean music.|
Musicians -- Cuba -- Biography.
Popular music -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
|Publisher|| Philadelphia, PA :Temple University Press,2006
xii, 210 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -202), discography (pages -166), and index.
|ISBN||1592133851 (cloth : alk. paper)
159213386X (pbk. : alk. paper)