Encyclopedia of Latin American popular music / George Torres, editor
Books | Greenwood | 2013
Available at Music Reference - 2nd Floor (ML101.L38 E53 2013)
xxxii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-456) and index.
"This comprehensive survey examines Latin American music, focusing on popular--as opposed to folk or art--music and containing more than 200 entries on the concepts and terminology, ensembles, and instruments that the genre comprises. The rich and soulful character of Latin American culture is expressed most vividly in the sounds and expressions of its musical heritage. While other scholars have attempted to define and interpret this body of work, no other resource has provided such a detailed view of the topic, covering everything from the mambo and unique music instruments to the biographies of famous Latino musicians. Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music delivers scholarly, authoritative, and accessible information on the subject, and is the only single-volume reference in English that is devoted to an encyclopedic study of the popular music in this genre. This comprehensive text--organized alphabetically--contains roughly 200 entries and includes a chronology, discussion of themes in Latin American music, and 37 biographical sidebars of significant musicians and performers." -- Publisher's website.
Popular music -- Popular music resources -- Chronology of Latin American popular music -- The encyclopedia.
Torres, George, 1958- editor.
9780313340314 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
0313340315 (hardcopy : alk. paper)