Afro-Cuban Music by
Call Number: Music ML120 C962 G7
Publication Date: 2012
In spite of its relatively small size Cuba has had an inordinately large musical influence both inside the Caribbean and abroad. Ranging from the 19th century to early 2009, this guide offers entries on all of the island's main genre families, e.g. Cancion Cubana, Danzon, Son, Rumba, and Sacred Musics (Santeria, Palo, Abakua, and Arara), as well as such recent developments as timba, rap and regueton. It also provides sections on Afro-Cuban musical instruments, the music's influence abroad, and a biographical and critical component covering the lives and careers of more than 800 artists and ensembles. Spanish-language sources are covered comprehensively, in particular dozens of locally published journals such as Bohemia, Carteles, Revolucion y Cultura, Revista Salsa Cubana, and Tropicana Internacional, all indexed here for the first time, as well as the sizable international literature in English, French, and other European languages. The work concludes with an extensive reference section offering lists of Sources Consulted, a guide to relevant Libraries and Archives, an appendix listing artists and ensembles by idiom/occupation, and two detailed Author and Subject Indexes.