The Encyclopedia of Latin Music [4 volumes]: [Four Volumes]

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Eight years in the making, Latin Music: Musicians, Genres, and Themes is the definitive work on the topic, providing an unparalleled resource for students and scholars of music, Latino culture, Hispanic civilization, popular culture, and Latin American countries. Comprising work from nearly 50 contributors from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, this two-volume work showcases how Latin music—regardless of its specific form or cultural origins—is the ...

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Latin Music: Musicians, Genres, and Themes [2 volumes]

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Overview

Eight years in the making, Latin Music: Musicians, Genres, and Themes is the definitive work on the topic, providing an unparalleled resource for students and scholars of music, Latino culture, Hispanic civilization, popular culture, and Latin American countries. Comprising work from nearly 50 contributors from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, this two-volume work showcases how Latin music—regardless of its specific form or cultural origins—is the passionate expression of a people in constant dialogue with the world.

The entries in this expansive encyclopedia range over topics as diverse as musical instruments, record cover art, festivals and celebrations, the institution of slavery, feminism, and patriotism. The music, traditions, and history of more than two dozen countries—such as Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Spain, and Venezuela—are detailed, allowing readers to see past common stereotypes and appreciate the many different forms of this broadly defined art form.

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"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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313343957
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/30/2014
  • Pages: 923
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ilan Stavans
Ilan Stavans
Ilan Stavans, editor, is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include The Hispanic Condition and On Borrowed Words: A Memoir of Language. He edited Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories, volumes #149, #150, and #151 of The Library of America.
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