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The Wild Rhythm of Benny Moré. The Miracle of Cuban Music
     

The Wild Rhythm of Benny Moré. The Miracle of Cuban Music

by Faisel Iglesias
 
Historians and musicologists have always expressed the singular phenomenon of Cuban music as the result of the encounter between whites and blacks. Nevertheless, this is a historical fact that has been repeated for centuries in many parts of the world. Music is vital in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, and Puerto Rico but have only twelve, or fourteen, or fifteen

Overview

Historians and musicologists have always expressed the singular phenomenon of Cuban music as the result of the encounter between whites and blacks. Nevertheless, this is a historical fact that has been repeated for centuries in many parts of the world. Music is vital in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, and Puerto Rico but have only twelve, or fourteen, or fifteen rhythms. However, the largest of the Antilles, Cuba, has more than thirty three rhythms.

Sugar was in the market what petroleum is today; with its shipyards and sugar fields, Cuba's economy was dominating while pirates and corsairs struggled for control in America.
The pin-bolts, screws which were carved in arsenals made peaceful music in the sonorous Clave, imposing melodies while holding on to the stridence of African drums. The Clave created a unit between the music of the whites and the music of the blacks.

It clear tone, not imposing itself, but placed itself between the melody and rhythm, created the space where the corridor dancer improvised the saloon dance, in which the division of race was prohibited.

Making poetry is a means of acquiring knowledge and a way for discourse to prove itself. It goes beyond the possibilities of language when it pretends to recount more than one action at the same time. In midst of polyphony of characters and narrators, this work seeks to explain the unique phenomenon of Cuban music in virtue of the most direct path to reach the truth: the art of storytelling.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013893986
Publisher:
LibrosEnRed
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
384 KB

Meet the Author

Jesús Faisel Iglesias García was born in Pilotos, Pinar del Rio, Cuba, 1953. He is the author of the novels: El olor de la tierra, published by Letras Cubanas in 1990, and Qué bueno baila usted, published by LibrosEnRed in 2009. He has participated in international book fairs, exhibiting his work. Member of International Editorial Office, University of Puerto Rico.

Jesús Faisel Iglesias García es abogado y periodista. Sus artículos aparecieron en la prensa cubana, puertorriqueña, española, estadounidense y de otros países. Fue fundador de la Corriente Agramontista de Abogados de Cuba (movimiento de abogados disidentes que procura una nueva concepción de la sociedad, el Estado y el derecho cubanos), por lo que fue encarcelado en varias oportunidades. Su novela El olor de la tierra fue publicada parcialmente por Letras Cubanas, en una edición especial dedicada a José Lezama Lima. Las autoridades castristas la prohibieron el mismo día de su lanzamiento. En 1996 participó en la Feria Internacional del Libro de Miami. Es miembro del gabinete internacional de la Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.

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