Rhythms of race : Cuban musicians and the making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960 (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Rhythms of race : Cuban musicians and the making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Author: Christina D Abreu
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
Series: Envisioning Cuba.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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"Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha chá. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina D Abreu
ISBN: 9781469620848 1469620847 1469620855 9781469620855
OCLC Number: 890912593
Description: xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Race and the roots/routes traced by Latin musicians --
Cuban musicians and New York City's Cuban social clubs --
A place for nation in the diaspora --
La Prensa's Musical Popularity Contests and fund-raising festivals --
Real and imagined representations of (Afro-)Cubanness and Latinness --
Cubans in Miami's Pan-American Paradise.
Series Title: Envisioning Cuba.
Responsibility: Christina D. Abreu.

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Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white. In her history of music and race in midcentury  Read more...

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