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Merengue : Dominican music and Dominican identity

Author: Paul Austerlitz
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Merengue is a quintessential Dominican dance music. This work aims to unravel the African and Iberian roots of merengue. It examines the historical and contemporary contexts in which merengue is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Austerlitz
ISBN: 156639483X 9781566394833 1566394848 9781566394840
OCLC Number: 34894452
Description: xvii, 195 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Robert Farris Thompson. 1. Introduction --
pt. I. The History of Merengue, 1854-1961. 2. Nineteenth-Century Caribbean Merengue. 3. Merengue Cibaeno, Cultural Nationalism, and Resistance. 4. Music and the State: Merengue during the Era of Trujillo, 1930-1961 --
pt. II. The Contemporary Era, 1961-1995. 5. Merengue in the Transnational Community. 6. Innovation and Social Issues in Pop Merengue. 7. Merengue on the Global Stage. 8. Enduring Localism. 9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul Austerlitz ; foreword by Robert Farris Thompson.

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"This book points the way toward that ideal zone of understanding. Austerlitz is a leading scholar of merengue. But he wears his erudition lightly. Through all the exposition he remains a buen Read more...

 
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