1st Edition

From Tejano to Tango Essays on Latin American Popular Music

Edited By Walter Aaron Clark Copyright 2002
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.