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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...
    Freedom SoundsCivil Rights Call Out To Jazz And AfricaOxford University Press
    An insightful examination of the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, Freedom Sounds traces the complex...
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    This Is Our MusicFree Jazz, The Sixties, And American CultureUniversity Of Pennsylvania Press
    "This Is Our Music", declared saxophonist Ornette Coleman's 1960 album title. But whose music was it? At various times during the 1950s and 1960s, musicians,...
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    Black Arts MovementLiterary Nationalism In The 1960's And 1970'sUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s...
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    Endtroducing...DJ ShadowBy Eliot WilderContinuum
    What resonated about "Endtroducing" when it was released in 1996, and what makes it still resonate today, is the way in which it loosens itself from the...
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    Freedom Is, Freedom Ain'tJazz And The Making Of The SixtiesHarvard University Press
    In the long decade between the mid-fifties and the late sixties, jazz was changing more than its sound. The age of Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, John...
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    Subversive SoundsRace And The Birth Of Jazz In New OrleansUniversity of Chicago Press
    "Subversive Sounds" probes New Orleans' history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a...
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    The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova & Popular Music(Revised and Expanded Edition) By Chris McGowan and Ricardo PessanhaTemple
    Brazilian music has exponentially increased in its popularity over the decade since the last edition of "The Brazilian Sound" was published. This revised...
    Point From Which Creation Begins (2004)The Black Artist's Group Of St. LouisMissouri Historical Society Press
    From 1968 to 1972, St. Louis was home to the Black Artists' Group (BAG), a seminal arts collective that nurtured African American experimentalists involved...
    The Book Of Salsa - By Cesar Miguel Rondon (2008)A Chronicle Of Urban Music From The Caribbean To New YorkUniversity Of North Carolina Press
    This book provides the authoritative history of salsa. Until now, the single comprehensive chronicle of the music - and the industry that grew up around...
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    Secular DevotionAfro-Latin Music And Imperial JazzVerso Books
    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...
    Arsenio RodriguezAnd The Transnational Flows Of Latin Popular MusicTemple University Press
    Arsenio Rodriguez, composer and musical innovator, made an indelible impact on a broad range of musical styles from the Caribbean and Latin America to...
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    The Color of JazzCTI Record Cover ArtRizzoli International Publications
    Superb, hardback, large format book of CTI record covers. Up there with Blue Note, Impulse, Flying Dutchman - these superb funk/fusion albums from the...
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    Secrets, Gossip And GodsThe Transformation Of Brazilian CandombleOxford University Press
    In this wide-ranging book, Paul C Johnson explores the changing, hidden face of the Afro-Brazilian indigenous religion of Candomble. Despite its importance...
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    Reggae, Rastafari, And The Rhetoric Of Social ControlStephen A. KingUniversity Press Of Mississippi
    Deftly brings together a variety of source material including scholarly articles, short-lived and obscure Black Power and Rasta magazines, newspaper articles...
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    A Street-Smart Song: Capoeira Philosophy and Inner LifeBy Nestor CapoeiraNorth Atlantic
    A Street-Smart Song delves into the boundless philosophical depths of capoeira, the fascinating synthesis of Brazilian dance and self-defense. Drawing...
    Capoeira And CandombleFloyd MerrellMarkus Wiener
    Capoeira is a unique music-dance-sport-play activity created by African slaves, and Candomble is a hybrid religion combining Catholic and African beliefs...
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    African StarsStudies In Black South African PerformanceUniversity of Chicago Press
    In recent years black South African music and dance have become ever more popular in the West, where they are now widely celebrated as expressions of opposition...
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    Capoeira (Volume Two)By Gerard TaylorBlue Snake Books
    The second volume of a comprehensive history of the art and sport of capoeira, this book picks up the story where volume I finished: in the first decades...
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    Creole Religions of The CaribbeanBy Margarite Fernandez Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisini-GebertNew York University Press
    Creolization - the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices - is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean...
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    Dancing In The StreetBy Suzanne E. SmithUniversity of Harvard Press
    1960s Detroit was a city with a pulse: people were marching in step with Martin Luther King, Jr.; dancing in the street with Martha and the Vandellas;...
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    Focus Music of South AfricaRoutledge
    Great book, comes with free CD. "Focus on Music of South Africa" provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture...
    Rhythms of Resistance: African Heritage In BrazilPeter FryerPluto Press
    This work describes how slaves, mariners and merchants brought African music from Angola and the ports of East Afrcia to Latin America, and to Brazil in...
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    Cassette CulturePopular Music And Technology In North IndiaUniversity of Chicago Press
    In Cassette Culture, Peter Manuel tells how a new mass medium--the portable cassette player--caused a major upheaval in popular culture in the world's...
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    Jamaica In FocusA Guide to the People, Politics and CultureLAB
    An essential guide to Jamaica. Informed, concise and entertaining. Good to read whilst listening to reggae!
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    Brazilian Popular Music & GlobalizationEdited by Charles Perrone and Christopher DunnRoutledge
    This is one of three essential books on tropicalia (alongside Brutality Garden and Caetano Veloso's autobiography "Tropical Truth"). It also covers Carmen...
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    Sun Ra - The Immeasurable EquationBy James L. Wolf and Hartmut GeerkenWaitawhile
    The collected Poetry and Prose of Sun Ra compiled and edited by ethnomusicologist James Wolf and philosopher Hartmut Geerken. Heavyweight 500 page hardback...
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    Obeah, Christ and RastamanJamaica and Its Religion by Ivor Moorish
    Very interesting and informative book on the different religions in jamaica. Ever wanted to know the difference between Pocomania and Kumina? Why there...
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    Brutality GardenTropicalia & The Emergence of a Brazilian CountercultureUniversity of North Carolina Press
    This is an essential book for anyone who has Soul Jazz Records' 'Tropicalia' or 'Brazil 70' releases. Fascinating stuff! In the late 1960s, Brazilian...
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    Rhythm and Blues in New OrleansBy John BrovenPelican
    There are two or three essential books on New Orleans and this is one! ( The others would be Up From The Cradle of Jazz - currently out of print, and...
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    Cuba And It's MusicFrom The First Drums To The MamboChicago Review Press
    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...
    New York Noise BookArt and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88Soul Jazz Books
    SORRY, OUT OF PRINT!For anyone in the slightest bit interested in New York's vibrant art and music scenes in the 1980s, this is an essential book...