Baila!: A Bibliographic Guide to Afro-Latin Dance Musics from Mambo to Salsa by
Call Number: ML 128 D1 G7
Publication Date: 2013
This companion to Afro-Cuban Music picks up where that volume leaves off, focusing on the diffusion of Cuban popular musical styles throughout the Americas as well as the creation of new hybrids in places such as Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Latin New York. It documents literature on commercial Latin dance musics, from their emergence in the 1920s and '30s to the present. Other topics include regional styles as well as transnational idioms such as mambo, salsa, and merengue.
The book also treats U.S.-based regional scenes in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as those found in Australia, Canada, France and Germany.
A comprehensive biographical section helps illustrate the crucial role played by more than a 1000 individual artists, dancers and others. Citations range in date from 1930 to 2011 and encompass materials in all major European languages, with an emphasis on English, Spanish and French.