1st Edition

From Tejano to Tango
Essays on Latin American Popular Music

Edited By

Walter Aaron Clark

ISBN 9780815336402
Published April 26, 2002 by Routledge
320 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

Author of two books on Issac Albeniz, including Issac Albeniz: A Guide to Research (1998), Walter Aaron Clark has compiled thirteen essays that discuss the various aspects of Latin American music. The essays cover the social and political impact the music generated as well as the rhythmic development of the various genres. In this essential book, significant personalities, including Carmen Miranda, are discussed. The scope of the contributors is vast as divergent musical styles such as the Macarena dace craze, Bob Marley's reggae music and the seductive strains of the tango are analyzed.

Table of Contents

Preface: Of Borders and Boundaries Walter Aaron Clark
1. "Give Your Body Joy, Macarena": Aspects of U.S. Participation in the Dance Craze of the 90s Melinda Russell
2. Music and Place in the Brazilian Popular Imagination: The Interplay of Local and Global in the Mangue Bit Movement of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil Philip A. Galinsky
3. The Tango, Astor Piazzola, and Peronism (1940s-1955) María Susana Azzi
4. Crossing Borders: Mexican Popular Music in the United States John Koegel
5. Viral Creativity: A Memetic approach to the Music of André Abujamra and Karnak John Murphy
6. The Popularized Gaucho Image as a Source of Argentine Classical Music, 1880-1920 Deborah Schwartz-Kates
7. A Chicano in a Cuban Band: Okan Ise and Songo in Los Angeles javier Pacheco
8. The Bolero Romántico: From Cuban Dance to International Popular Song Geogre Torres
9. Iron Lion Zion: Biblical References in the Lyrics of Bob Marley David Moskowitz
10. Volcán + canto = Volcanto: Central American Popular Music in the 1970s and 1980s T. M. Scruggs
11. Rock Chabón: The Contemporary National Rock of Argentina Pablo Vila and Pablo Seman
12. Chica Music: The Andean Cumbia and Urban Popular Culture in Lima, Peru Raúl Romero
13. Doing the Samba on Sunset Boulevard: Carmen Miranda and the Hollywoodization of Latin American Music Walter Aaron Clark
About the Contributors

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Walter Aaron Clark is an associate professor of musicology at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Albeniz: Portrait of a Romantic, Isaac Albeniz: A Guide to Research and several articles on Latin American music.