• Book (450g) 9781592134632£22.99
    In stockAdd to Bag

"Caribbean Currents" presents an engaging panorama of the rich and diverse musics of the Caribbean region. This expanded and updated edition of the award-winning book covers recent developments in the region's music, such as the emergence of reggaeton and timba and includes a new and extensive study of Jamaican dancehall. Among the other additions are twenty-seven illustrations.

The authors cover the historical development and current forms of the musics of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, the French Caribbean, the lesser Antilles, and their transnational communities in the United States and elsewhere. They also succinctly and perceptively situate the musical music styles and developments in the context of themes of gender and racial dynamics, socio-political background, and diasporic dimensions. Written in a style that is at once readable, entertaining, and scholarly, "Caribbean Currents" is an ideal resource for students, musicians, and general readers.

Other Releases on Temple University Press

HomeboysGangs, Drugs and Prison in the barrios of Los AngelesTemple University Press
s/hand paperback - small teadr on front cover
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...

People also bought

Rara in HaitiStreet Music of HaitiSoul Jazz Records
Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient...
Palenque PalenqueChampeta Criolla & Afro Roots In Colombia 1975-91Soundway
Another killer Afro-Colombian compilation from Soundway! Boasting twenty one pulsating tracks drawn from the northern coasts of Colombia, ‘Palenque...
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
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) Second-hand paperback
  • Book (350g)£10.99
    Out of stock
  • Original Book (400g)£6.99
    Out of stock
Millie JacksonFeelin' Bitchy (1977)Spring
Female raunchy soul from 77.
  • Original LP£10.00
    Out of stock
Burt BacharachIn Concert (1974)A&M Records
King Burt on stage with all his toons and a bloody enormous orchestra. Excellent.
  • Original LP£7.99
    Out of stock
Shirley ScottAnd The Soul Saxes (1969)Atlantic
Wow! What a line-up as Shirley Scott is joined by three of the top soul jazz saxophonists: King Curtis, Hank Crawford and David Newman!Rare original USA...
  • Reissue LP£8.99
    Out of stock
  • Original LP£30.00
    In stockAdd to Bag