Latin Music: Musicians, Genres, and Themes

Editor: Stavans, Ilan
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Greenwood

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-31-334395-7
Category: Arts & Leisure - Music
Image Count: 81
Book Status: Available
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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 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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Table of Contents

  • Guide to Related Topics
  • Preface
  • VOLUME 1 A–L
  • — A —
  • Africa
  • Afro-Cuban All Stars
  • Album Art
  • Alexis y Fido
  • “Alfonsina y el mar”
  • Andean Music
  • Anthony, Marc (September 16, 1968)
  • Areíto
  • Argentina
  • Arjona, Ricardo (January 19, 1964)
  • Arnaz, Desi (March 2, 1917–December 2, 1986)
  • “Arroz con leche”
  • Assad Brothers (Sérgio Assad, December 26, 1952; Odair Assad, October 24, 1956)
  • Aterciopelados
  • Aventura
  • — B —
  • Babasónicos
  • Baby Rasta & Gringo
  • Bachata
  • Banda
  • Barenboim, Daniel (November 15, 1942)
  • Barretto, Ray (April 29, 1929–February 17, 2006)
  • Beltrán, Lola (March 7, 1932–March 24, 1996)
  • Blades, Rubén (July 16, 1948)
  • Bolero
  • Bomba
  • Bossa Nova
  • Brazil
  • Brown, Roy (July 18, 1945)
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • “Burundanga”
  • — C —
  • Cachao (September 14, 1918–March 22, 2008)
  • Café Tacuba
  • Caifanes
  • Calderón, Tego (February 1, 1972)
  • Carnaval
  • Casals, Pablo (December 29, 1876–October 22, 1973)
  • Catán, Daniel (April 3, 1949–April 8, 2011)
  • Cha-cha-cha
  • Chao, Manu (June 21, 1961)
  • Chirino, Willy (April 5, 1947)
  • “Cielito Lindo”
  • Colombia
  • Colón, Willie (April 28, 1950)
  • Concerts
  • Conga
  • Conjunto
  • Conjunto Clásico
  • “Contrabando y traición”
  • Corea, Chick (June 12, 1941)
  • Corrido
  • “Corrido de Gregorio Cortez”
  • Cortijo, Rafael (January 11, 1928–October 3, 1982)
  • Counterculture
  • Cruz, Celia (October 21, 1924–July 16, 2003)
  • Cuba
  • Cubop
  • Cugat, Xavier (January 1, 1900–October 27, 1990)
  • Cumbia
  • Cypress Hill
  • — D —
  • Daddy Yankee (February 3, 1972)
  • Danzón
  • “De colores”
  • Décima
  • Domingo, Plácido (January 21, 1941)
  • Dominican Republic
  • Don Quixote
  • Downs, Lila (September 9, 1968)
  • D'Rivera, Paquito (June 4, 1948)
  • Duranguense
  • — E —
  • El Chicano
  • El Gran Combo
  • “El rey”
  • Electronic Music
  • Escovedo, Alejandro (January 10, 1951)
  • Estefan, Gloria (September 1, 1957)
  • — F —
  • Fado
  • Falla, Manuel de (November 23, 1876—November 14, 1946)
  • Fania All Stars
  • Fania Records
  • Feliciano, Cheo (July 3, 1935–December 8, 1994)
  • Feliciano, José (September 10, 1945)
  • Feminism
  • Fender, Freddy (June 4, 1937–October 14, 2006)
  • Festivals
  • Flamenco
  • Folk
  • — G —
  • Gardel, Carlos (December 11, 1890–June 24, 1935)
  • Gilberto, João (June 10, 1931)
  • Gillespie, Dizzy (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)
  • Golijov, Osvaldo (December 5, 1960)
  • González, Celina (March 16, 1929)
  • Guajira
  • Guerra, Juan Luis (June 7, 1957)
  • Guerrero, Lalo (December 24, 1916–March 18, 2005)
  • Güines, Tata (June 30, 1930–February 4, 2008)
  • — H —
  • Heavy Metal
  • Hip-Hop
  • Hip Hop Hoodios
  • House
  • — I —
  • Iglesias, Enrique (May 8, 1975)
  • Iglesias, Julio (September 23, 1943)
  • Imperialism
  • “The Impossible Dream”
  • — J —
  • Jíbaro
  • Jiménez Family
  • Santiago “El Flaco” Jiménez Sr.
  • Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez
  • Santiago Jiménez Jr.
  • Jiménez, José Alfredo (January 9, 1926–November 23, 1973)
  • Jobim, Antonio Carlos (January 25, 1927–December 8, 1994)
  • Journalism
  • Juanes (August 9, 1972)
  • — K —
  • Keyboard
  • — L —
  • La Frontera
  • “Lamento Borincano”
  • “La Negra Tomasa”
  • Language
  • LARAS (Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
  • Larriva, Tito (December 16, 1954)
  • Latin Grammys
  • Latin Jazz
  • Latin Pop
  • Latinidad
  • Lavoe, Héctor (September 30, 1946–June 29, 1993)
  • Lecuona, Ernesto (August 6, 1895–November 29, 1963)
  • León, Tania (May 14, 1943)
  • Literature
  • “Livin’ la Vida Loca”
  • López, Trini (May 15, 1937)
  • Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
  • Los Lobos
  • Los Super Seven
  • Los Temerarios
  • Los Tigres del Norte
  • Los Van Van
  • Los Yonics
  • Lucca, Papo (April 10, 1946)
  • VOLUME 2 M–Z
  • — M —
  • Machito (ca. February 16, 1908–April 19, 1984)
  • Maldita Vecindad
  • Malo
  • Mambo
  • Maná
  • Mariachi
  • Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán
  • Martin, Ricky (December 24, 1971)
  • Mendoza, Lydia (May 21, 1916–December 20, 2007)
  • Merengue
  • Mexico
  • Miguel, Luis (April 19, 1970)
  • Military
  • Miranda, Carmen (February 9, 1909–August 5, 1955)
  • Moré, Benny (August 24, 1919–February 19, 1963)
  • Moreno, Rita (December 11, 1931)
  • Movie Soundtracks
  • MPB (Música Popular Brasileira)
  • Musicals
  • — N —
  • Narcocorrido
  • Narrative
  • Nueva Trova
  • Nuyorican
  • NuYorican Soul
  • — O —
  • O'Farrill, Arturo “Chico” (October 28, 1921–June 27, 2001)
  • “Ojalá que llueva café”
  • Omar, Don (February 10, 1978)
  • Opera
  • Orchestras
  • Orishas
  • Orquesta Broadway
  • Orrego Salas, Juan (January 18, 1919)
  • Os Mutantes
  • Ozomatli
  • — P —
  • Pacheco, Johnny (March 25, 1935)
  • Palmieri, Charlie (November 21, 1927–September 12, 1988)
  • Palmieri, Eddie (December 15, 1936)
  • “Pedro Navaja”
  • Peraza, Armando (March 30, 1924)
  • Pérez Prado, Dámaso (December 11, 1916–September 14, 1989)
  • Piazzolla, Astor (March 11, 1921–July 4, 1992)
  • Portugal
  • Pozo, Chano (January 7, 1915—December 2, 1948)
  • Puente, Tito (April 20, 1923–June 1, 2000)
  • Puerto Rico
  • Punk
  • — Q —
  • Question Mark and the Mysterians
  • Quezada, Milly (May 21, 1955)
  • — R —
  • Radio
  • Reggaetón
  • Rhumba (Rumba)
  • Rhythm and Blues (R&B)
  • Rivera, Chita (January 3, 1933)
  • Rivera, Jenni (July 2, 1969–December 9, 2012)
  • Rock ’n’ Roll
  • Rodríguez, Arsenio (August 30, 1911–December 30, 1970)
  • Rodríguez, Tito (January 4, 1923–February 28, 1973)
  • Ronstadt, Linda (July 15, 1946)
  • Rubalcaba, Gonzalo (May 27, 1963)
  • Ruiz, Frankie (March 10, 1958–August 9, 1998)
  • — S —
  • Salsa
  • Sánchez, Chalino (August 30, 1960–May 16, 1992)
  • Sandoval, Arturo (November 6, 1949)
  • Santa Rosa, Gilberto (August 21, 1962)
  • Santamaría, Mongo (April 17, 1917–February 1, 2003)
  • Santana, Carlos (July 20, 1947)
  • Santaolalla, Gustavo (August 19, 1951)
  • Santiago, Eddie (August 18, 1961)
  • Santos, Daniel (February 5, 1916–November 27, 1992)
  • Schifrin, Lalo (June 1, 1932)
  • Segovia, Andrés (February 21, 1893–June 2, 1987)
  • Segundo, Compay (November 18, 1907–July 13, 2003)
  • Selena (April 16, 1971–March 31, 1995)
  • Sephardic Music
  • Serenata
  • Shakira (February 2, 1977)
  • Slavery
  • Son Jarocho
  • Sosa, Mercedes (July 9, 1935–October 4, 2009)
  • Spain
  • Spanglish
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra
  • — T —
  • Tango
  • Tejano
  • Thalía (August 26, 1971)
  • Tjader, Cal (July 16, 1925—May 5, 1982)
  • Transnationalism
  • Trío Los Panchos
  • Tropicalism
  • — V —
  • Valdés, Bebo (October 9, 1918)
  • Valdés, Chucho (October 9, 1941)
  • Valdés, Miguelito (September 6, 1910–November 9, 1978)
  • Valens, Ritchie (May 13, 1941–February 3, 1959)
  • Vallenato
  • Veloso, Caetano (August 7, 1942)
  • Venegas, Julieta (November 24, 1970)
  • Venezuela
  • Videos
  • Villa-Lobos, Heitor (March 5, 1887–November 17, 1959)
  • — W —
  • Wisin y Yandel
  • — Z —
  • Zarzuela
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