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    OVER 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!"Listening in detail" is a method invested in opening up, rather than pinning down, experiences of Cuban music. Critiques of imperialism, nationalism, race, and gender emerge in fragments and moments, and in gestures and sounds through Vazquez's engagement with Alfredo...
    NEARLY 50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! A generously illustrated book in which renowned art historian Farris Thompson gives readers the definitive account of the tango. From its evolution in the 19th century to its representations in Hollywood, Thompson demonstrates that tango is not only brilliant choreography,...
    50% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!!! LOVELY DELUXE USA IMPORT PAPERBACK BOOK! - CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! The Strachwitz Frontera Collection is the largest repository of commercially produced Mexican and Mexican American vernacular recordings in existence. More than 40,000 recordings, all produced during the first half of the 20th century, have been digitized and...
    Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban intellectual, spent many years traveling through Cuba collecting oral histories, stories, and music from Cubans of African descent. Her work is commonly viewed as an extension of the work of her famous brother-in-law, Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, who initiated the study of Afro-Cubans and...
    A unique history of Cuba, captured in the life and times of the famous rum dynasty - Bacardi. This is the story, across five generations, of one family, its business, and its nation, a 150-year tale with the sweep and power of an epic. From the fight for Cuban independence from Spain in the 1860s to the rise of Fidel Castro and beyond, there is no...
    Everything you ever wanted to know about rumba, but were afraid to ask, is in this book - an important study of rumba.
    "The Great African Slave Revolt of 1825" offers a detailed examination of the sociopolitical and economic background of the Matanzas rebellion in Cuba, both locally and colonially. Based on extensive primary sources, particularly court records, the study provides a microhistorical analysis of the days that preceded this event, the uprising itself, and...
    £10 OFF RRP In the late nineteenth century, in an age of ascendant racism and imperial expansion, there emerged in Cuba a movement that unified black, mulatto, and white men in an attack on Europe's oldest empire, with the goal of creating a nation explicitly defined as antiracist. This book tells the story of the thirty-year unfolding and...
    A collection of photographs of the Latino musicians from 1930 - 1980's primarily in El Barrio, NY but features several from Los Angeles, CA and other parts of the country. In it are many great photographs. What's not to like?
    In association with the Smithsonian Institution's series of major exhibitions on jazz music, "Latin Jazz" traces the music's roots and routes, from the Caribbean to New Orleans and the clubs of New York City, to it's booming international popularity today. More than 100 rare photos from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s show musicians and audiences in full...
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    This is the story of Cuba's forests.In this award-winning environmental history of Cuba since the age of Columbus, Reinaldo Funes Monzote emphasizes the two processes that have had the most dramatic impact on the island's landscape: deforestation and sugar cultivation. During the first 300 years of Spanish settlement, sugar plantations arose primarily...
    Excellent photographic-based book on East Harlem. RECOMMENDED USA paperback
    Focusing on a period of history rocked by four armed movements, Lillian Guerra traces the origins of Cubans' struggles to determine the meaning of their identity and the character of the state, from Cuba's last war of independence in 1895 to the consolidation of U.S. neocolonial hegemony in 1921. Guerra argues that political violence and competing...
    IMPORT USA PAPERBACK BOOK. 75% OFF!!!! Learn history and get a bargain at the same time! Combining archaeological and historical methods, this is an account of the runaway slaves settlements - palenques - that formed in the inaccessible mountain chains of eastern Cuba from 1737 to 1850. The author demonstrates how romanticized the communities have...
    A collection of essays that offer a thorough analysis of the fundamental changes taking place in relations between the United States and Latin America in the aftermath of the Cold War.
    Joe Conzo and David A. Perez luminously recreate the life of widely acclaimed Afro-Cuban and jazz musician Tito Puente, chronicling the rise of the popular NY Puerto Rican entertainer from his obscure and poor environment in East Harlem to international fame and recognition. Countless stories have been written about Tito Puente's percussive musical...
    GROOVY HARDBACK AMERICAN IMPORT - OVER 60% OFF!!!! Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest daughter, has the idea of starting an all-girl orchestra to bring in some cash. Jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz - 'Anacaona' perform every evening in local street cafes. In no time at...
    Ernesto "Tito" Puente born in 1923 in Spanish Harlem is a tale about an impoverished Puerto Rican boy who grew up with the advent of radio and American swing bands. At age ten he aspired to be a dancer, another Fred Astaire, but an ankle injury gave him the opportunity to explore his talent as a musician. At fourteen he won the coveted Benny Goodman,...
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    Robert Chavez examines historical, cultural and musical perspectives relating to the mambo and Tito Puente's influence on this genre and American popular culture. This book begins by examining the origins of Cuban musical styles, their transformation in the 20th century, and their adoption by Puerto Rican-Americans. It then examines the development...
    While Fernando Ortiz's contribution to our understanding of Cuba and Latin America has been widely recognised since the 1940's, recently there has been renewed interest in this scholar and activist who made lasting contributions to a staggering array of fields. This book is the first work in English to reassess Ortiz's vast intellectual universe. Essays...
    Popular music in the Americas, from jazz, Cuban Latin and salsa to disco and rap, is overwhelmingly neo-African. Created in the midst of war and military invasion, and filtered through a largely European outlook, these musical forms are completely modern in their sensibilities: they are in fact the very sounds of modern life. But the African religious...
    Unbelievably in-depth history of Cuba's music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio Rodriguez, Benny More, and Perez Prado. It offers a behind-the-scenes examination of music from a Cuban point of view, unearthing surprising, provocative connections and making the case that Cuba was...