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CUBAN SON AND GUAJIRA (ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POPULAR MUSIC)

  • Price: $230.40
  • ISBN: 9781441141972
  • Year of publication: 24 April 2014
  • Edition Size: Pages: 984, ‘Cuban Son’ article pp. 782-794 and ‘Guajira’ article 337-341 (16 pages)
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Illustrations: 4 b&w musical examples in the Guajira chapter and 11 b&w musical examples in the Cuban Son entry
  • Dimensions in mm: 6 5/8" x 9 5/8"

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 9 is one of six volumes within the 'Genre' strand of the series. This volume discusses the genres of the Caribbean and Latin America relation to their cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; changing stylistic features; notable and influential performers; and relationships to other genres and sub-genres. This volume features over 300 in-depth essays on genres ranging from Afro-Cuban Jazz to Alcatraz, from Carnaval to Charanga, and from Dancehall to Dub.

You can fnd the book on the Bloomsbury website.

Dr Sue Miller

Reader / Leeds School Of Arts

Dr Sue Miller is a Reader in music, teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in performance and production. As an academic and practitioner she specialises in popular music analysis, improvisation, ethnomusicology and performance.