Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance

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Oxford University Press, USA
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Alejandro L. Madrid is a music scholar whose research focuses on the intersection of modernity, tradition and globalization in music and expressive culture from Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico border, and the circum-Caribbean. His books have received the AMS's Ruth A. Solie Award, IASPM's Woody Guthrie Book Award, and the Casa de las Américas Musicology Prize. He is Associate Professor of ethnomusicology at Cornell University.

Robin Moore is Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin. His principal research interests include music and nationalism, music and race relations, and popular music and socialist art aesthetics. His publications include Nationalizing Blackness, Music and Revolution, Music of the Hispanic Caribbean, Musics of Latin America, and numerous articles on Cuban music. He is currently editor of the Latin American Music Review.
"The book is arguably the most comprehensive study of danzón and will surely be of great help to future studies of Afro-Latin American music for many decades to come. It is also an excellent example of a combination of methods and analytical approaches in music studies, moving from historical sources to personal interviews, from printed books and articles to archives, from social phenomena to individual life histories, from ethnographic observations to discourse analysis, from musical sonorous experiences to choreographic analysis, from records to scores."--New West Indian Guide

"[It is] a difficult circumstance in which the researcher's role as a promotor of new ideas and historical accounts should speak respectfully and attentively to the ideas of a local identity and to the historic tradition that also forms part of this imagination that builds the genre [of academic texts]. This aspect is addressed and well channelled in this book."--Boletín Música

"Danzón is a timely addition to the scholarship on expressive culture...Written in a sophistticated and lucid manner and demonstrating remarkable acumen, this book will be of special value to scholars of expressive culture, transnationalism, and the politics of aesthetics, performance, and identity in the Americas."--Latin American Music Review

"Although its topic suggests a specialized audience, the book is accessible and addresses a wide range of topics that are of interest in such fields as cultural history, sociology, and Latin American studies in general as well as ethnomusicology. Madrid and Moore are to be commended for sure an excellent, informative contribution to the literature. Recommended."--Choice