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My Havana : the musical city of Carlos Varela

Author: María Caridad Cumaná; Karen Dubinsky; Xenia Reloba; Ana Elena Arazoza
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela's life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Texts Translations into English
Named Person: Carlos Varela; Carlos Varela; Carlos Victoriano Varela Cerezo; Carlos Varela
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: María Caridad Cumaná; Karen Dubinsky; Xenia Reloba; Ana Elena Arazoza
ISBN: 9781442647718 144264771X 9781442615786 1442615788
OCLC Number: 879940893
Language Note: In English, with lyrics of songs in Spanish and English.
Description: xxviii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Varela's musical city / María Caridad Cumaná and Karen Dubinsky --
Carlos Varela : the distinguished son of William Tell / Joaquín Borges-Triana --
The persistence of "memorias" / Robert Nasatir --
"Politics don't fit in a sugar bowl" : Cuba in the 1990s through the music of Varela / Xenia Reloba de la Cruz --
Carlos Varela and the carousel of Cuban history / Karen Dubinsky --
A singer who uses the guitar as a camera : the cinematic quality of Carlos Varela's songs / María Caridad Cumaná --
Singing the cityscape : Varela as urban chronicler / Susan Thomas --
Carlos Varela, protest song, and Cuban music history / Robin Moore --
Epilogue : Carlos Varela : a Cuban who knows the past but can also see the future / Paul Webster Hare --
Interview : Beginning a new Cuban dream : an interview with Carlos Varela / María Caridad Cumaná and Karen Dubinsky --
Appendix : Lyrics of Varela's recorded songs in English and Spanish.
Responsibility: edited by María Caridad Cumaná, Karen Dubinsky, and Xenia Reloba de la Cruz ; translator, Ana Elena Arazoza.
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