New Reference Book: Baila! A Bibliographic Guide to Afro-Latin Dance Musics from Mambo to Salsa

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bailaBaila! A Bibliographic Guide to Afro-Latin Dance Musics from Mambo to Salsa (2013) by John Gray is part of the Black Music Reference Series. See description below:

Description: This groundbreaking work, a companion to the author’s recent ADP title, Afro-Cuban-Music, picks up where that volume leaves off, focusing on the influence of Cuban popular music in the United States and the circum-Caribbean region as well as on a host of new hybrid and local styles from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Latin New York. The fruit of almost two decades of research it offers the first comprehensive survey to-date of the rich literature on commercial Latin dance musics and their associated dances.

A treasure trove of information, its 5300 entries document the history and evolution of numerous lesser-known regional styles such as Colombian champeta, Puerto Rican bomba y plena and Dominican bachata along with…

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