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From the Publisher"Editor Stavans has taken on an extraordinarily ambitious undertaking, seeking not only to describe centuries of styles, rhythms, and musicians but to cover larger thematic issues as well as events, cultural ideologies, and aesthetic trends. In two volumes of just over 900 pages, Stavans' 63 contributors make a solid effort to fulfill this promise. . . . The 62-page index provides an almost overwhelming wealth of access points to the 238 entries. . . . This focus on musicians as well as the broader coverage of genres (opera, jazz, and even punk), and the more comprehensive coverage of Latin music in general, distinguish this tome from the Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music (2013). . . . Latin Music: Musicians, Genres, and Themes is a comprehensive resource that provides several paths for entrance into this subject. Recommended for large public libraries and academic libraries, particularly those where there is high interest in Latin American music."