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    FoundationB-Boys, B-Girls and Hip Hop Culture In New YorkOxford University Press
    B-boying is a form of Afro-diasporic competitive dance that developed in the Bronx, NY in the early 1970s. Widely - though incorrectly - known as "breakdancing,"...
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    Push Hip Hop HistoryVolume 1 - The Brooklyn Scene1st Books Library
    This book is a journey back though time focusing on Brooklyn's contribution to Hip Hop , a culture created by inner-city youth enduring the hardships of...
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    Voodoo In HaitiBy Alfred MetrauxSchocken Books
    A classic study of Vodou/Voodoo in Haiti. By one of the most distinguished anthropologists of the twentieth century, Voodoo in Haiti is a...
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    The Soul Of MbiraMusic And Traditions Of The Shona People Of ZimbabweUniversity Of Chicago Press
    "Paul Berliner's The Soul of Mbira is probably the best ethnography ever written about an African musical tradition. It is a complete classic ...I know...
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    What You Should Know About Haitian MusicAnd The Evolution Of Compas DirectAuthorHouse
    This informative book focuses on the three phases of evolution of Compas Direct, Haiti's most popular music. Compas, created by the legendary Nemours Jean-Baptiste,...
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    Brazilian National CinemaBy Lisa Shaw and Stephanie DennisonRoutledge
    Brazilian cinema is one of the most influential national cinemas in Latin America and this wide-ranging study traces the evolution of Brazilian film from...
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    Migration And VodouIncludes CD!University Press Of Florida
    With an accompanying cd, this book provides a rare insight into the innovative ways a community of Haitian migrants in South Florida has maintained religious...
    Orpheus and PowerThe Movimento Negro Of Brazil, 1945-1988Princeton Paperbacks
    CURRENTLY £30 ON AMAZON! OVER 50% OFF! CHEAPER THAN AMAZON!!! THIS BOOK IS THE BIBLE ON the Black Power movement in Brazil and covers across music, film...
    Rara!Vodou, Power And Performance In Haiti And It's DiasporaUniversity of California Press
    Rara is a vibrant annual street festival in Haiti when followers of the Afro-Creole religion Vodou march loudly into public space to take an active role...
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    The Film Industry In BrazilCulture And The StateUniversity Of Pittsburgh Press
    Looking back through the prism of the severe economic crisis for filmmaking in the 1980s, 'The Film Industry in Brazil' explores the unusual relationship...
    The Life Of James BrownBy Geoff BrownOmnibus Press
    This book is the definitive biography of James Brown, an extraordinary and controversial superstar, that encompasses his entire life until his death on...
    Labels UnlimitedNinja Tune: 20 Years Of Beats & PiecesBlack Dog Publishing
    The story of how Coldcut's Matt Black and Jonathan More set up their own innovative label and impressive roster of artists including Roots Manuva, Amon...
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    Labels UnlimitedThe Story Of Warp RecordsBlack Dog Publishing
    An extensive guide through the story of one of the most important record labels - from Sheffield to the world!
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    Sun Ra - Pathways to Unknown WorldsEl Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground 1954-68Whitewalls
    Original drawings for record covers, concert tickets, drawings ... Amazing!!!! Philosopher, Afro-futurist, and jazz legend Sun Ra (1914-93) constructed...
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    Music In The Hispanic CaribbeanExperiencing Music, Expressing CultureOxford University Press
    The Spanish-speaking islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic make up a relatively small region, but their musical and cultural traditions...
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    Urban VodouPolitics And Popular Street Art In HaitiSignal Books
    Great, interesting book of photographs of Haiti street murals - with explanations of what they are about and how they take from history, culture, world...
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    Garrincha by Ruy CastroBrazil's Forgotten Footballing HeroYellow Jersey Press
    Great book about Brazilian football's lost hero (who was also married to samba singer Elza Soares)
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    Cut 'N' MixCulture, Identity And Caribbean MusicRoutledge
    Written in 1987, this is a seminal book on Reggae and Caribbean music. A wide ranging and far-reaching study. Essential purchase, back in print after a...
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    ShadowplayersThe Rise and Fall of Factory RecordsAurum Press
    In 1978, a 'Factory for Sale' sign gave Alan Erasmus and Tony Wilson a name for their fledgling Manchester club night. This proved to be the launch of...
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    Altered StateThe Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid HouseSerpent's Tail
    Mathew Collin takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the story of Rave.
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    Three WishesAn Intimate Look At Jazz GreatsHarry N. Abrams
    In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Pannonica de Koenigswarter, known as Nica, was a constant and benevolent presence on the thriving jazz scene. Known as the Jazz...
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    KraftwerkMan, Machine And MusicSAF Publishing
    Biography of the robots by Pascal Bussy
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    Turn The Beat AroundThe Secret History Of DiscoFaber And Faber
    Disco emerged from the fall-out of the Black Power Movement and an almost exclusively gay scene in a blaze of poppers, strobe lights, tight trousers, hysterical...
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    Voices Of Latin RockThe People And Events That Created The SoundHal Leonard
    WICKED BOOK! LARGE FORMAT USA IMPORT - OVER 50% OFF!!! From Santana to .. everyone else! Features exclusive interviews, biographical profiles, over 800...
    BoogalooThe Quintessence Of American Popular MusicPantheon
    Bargain book! In 1965, the boogaloo, a dance akin to the jitterbug as well as the title of a record by a Chicago soul group, leapt out of the communities...
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    House Music: The Real StoryBy Jesse SaundersPublish America
    A true insiders view of the story of Chicago House music and how it took over the world! Jesse Saunders ( who wrote 'On and On', the first ever house record),...
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    The Curves Of TimeThe Memoirs Of Oscar NiemeyerPhaidon
    For anyone interested in Brazil or Bossa Nova you should know about Oscar Niemeyer, the architect who built the city of Brasilia in the hinterland of Brazil....
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    The Gentle GiantThe Autobiography Of Yusef LateefMorton Books
    Super-personal autobiogrophy of one of the deepest men in jazz. Yusef Lateef was one of the first jazz musicians in America to look towards Eastern music...
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    Inna Di DancehallPopular Culture and the Politics of Identity in JamaicaUniversity of West Indies Press
    This work provides an accessible account of a poorly understood aspect of Jamaican popular culture. It explores the socio-political meanings of Jamaica's...
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    Divine Utterances (Book & CD)The Performance Of Afro-Cuban SanteriaSmithsonian Institution
    In Divine Utterances, Katherine J. Hagedorn explores the enduring cultural and spiritual power of the music of Afro-Cuban Santería and the process by...
    No Woman No CryMy Life With Bob Marley By Rita MarleyHyperion
    Rita Marley was not just Bob Marley's wife and the mother of four of his children, but also his backing singer and friend, life-long companion and soul...
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    King Jammy'sBy Beth LesserECW Press
    Essential! This is Beth Lesser's first book (before her Dancehall book on Soul Jazz) - an incredible study of King Jammy, his soundsystem, life at the...
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    Drumming For The GodsThe Life Of A Master Religious DrummerTemple University Press
    'I am Felipe Garcia Villamil' begins "Drumming for the Gods", the life history of the Afro-Cuban artist whose music has survived both political and personal...
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    Rip It Up And Start AgainPostpunk, 1978-1984Faber And Faber
    An essential book on post-punk, and a must for any serious pop music fan. In this, the first book to take a big-picture view of the entire post-punk period,...
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    DiggingThe Afro-American Soul Of American Classical MusicUniversity of California Press
    For almost half a century, Amiri Baraka has ranked among the most important commentators on African American music and culture. In this brilliant assemblage...
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    Wailing BluesThe Story Of Bob Marley's WailersOmnibus Press
    The story of The Wailers is a litany of betrayal and greed that's rarely been reported elsewhere. Written in collaboration with Family Man and other surviving...
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    Tito Puente And The MamboCrossing Musical Borders by Roberto A. ChavezFuerza
    Robert Chavez examines historical, cultural and musical perspectives relating to the mambo and Tito Puente's influence on this genre and American popular...
    Central Avenue SoundsJazz In Los AngelesUniversity of California Press
    The musical and social history of Los Angeles's black community from the 1920s through the early 1950s is examined in this oral history collection. Through...
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    Cuban CounterpointsThe Legacy Of Fernando OrtizLexington Books
    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...
    The Beat Of My Drum - An AutobiographyBy Babatunde OlatunjiTemple University Press
    Babatune Olatunji's record album Drums of Passion proclaimed that the time had come for America to recognize Africa's cultural contributions to the music...
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    Keeping The Beat On The StreetThe New Orleans Brass Band RenaissanceLouisiana State University Press
    Told in the words of the musicians themselves, Keeping the Beat on the Street celebrates the renewed passion and pageantry among black brass bands in New...
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    Reggae RoutesThe Story Of Jamaican MusicTemple University Press
    Bob Marley's recordings, some twenty years after his death, still enjoy enormous international popularity. For popular music fans in most of the world,...
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    The City Of Musical MemorySalsa, Record Grooves & Culture In Cali, ColombiaWesleyan University Press
    Lise Waxer's social history of salsa in Colombia. Salsa is a popular dance music developed by Puerto Ricans in New York City during the 1960s and 70s,...
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    Afro-Cuban JazzBy Scott YanowMiller Freeman Books
    Often called "Latin jazz" today, Afro-Cuban jazz dates back to 1947, when Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo joined Dizzy Gillespie's big band, helping to...
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    Awakening SpacesFrench Caribbean Popular Songs, Music & CultureUniversity of Chicago Press
    The fast-paced zouk of Kassav', the romantic biguine of Malavoi, the jazz of Fal Frett, the ballads of Mona, and reggae of Kali and Poglo are all part...
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    Music, Race and NationMusica Tropical In Colombia By Peter WadeUniversity of Chicago Press
    Long a favourite on dance floors in Latin America, the "porro", "cumbia" and "vallenato" styles that make up Colombia's "musica tropical" are now enjoying...
    Hello, Hello BrazilPopular Music In The Making Of Modern BrazilDuke University Press
    Hello, hello Brazil was the standard greeting Brazilian radio announcers of the 1930s used to welcome their audience into an expanding cultural marketplace....
    Hard Bop AcademyThe Sidemen of "Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers"Hal Leonard
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers was one of the most enduring, popular, reliable and vital small bands in modern jazz history. Blakey was not only a...
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    Chord Changes On The ChalkboardHow Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz And The Music Of new OrleansScarecrow Press
    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public...