Download E-books Music in Puerto Rico: A Reader's Anthology (Studies in Latin American Music) PDF

By Donald Thompson

Puerto Rico's wealthy musical historical past is chronicled in Donald Thompson's translated texts, a heritage that's frequently unavailable to people who don't learn Spanish simply. Music in Puerto Rico info the Caribbean island's musical roots from Christopher Columbus' moment voyage to the recent global within the past due 15th century to 20th century advancements. It explores a large number of subject matters, together with local tools, the creation of song in colleges, people traditions, the mythical salsa, city pop, and advertisement track. the quantity additionally examines musical modifications in a variety of areas, together with mountains and plains.

Documents from old figures equivalent to Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas and Manuel Alonso were excerpted and translated. additionally, Music in Puerto Rico explores a number of the modes of musical expression which have been special to assorted geographic areas, together with the mountains and the plains. The documented texts additionally simplify bibliographic seek, as a number of the anthology's unique assets are tough to locate.

Thompson's booklet presents a glimpse right into a society during which cultures intersect and within which magic was once born within the kind of the preferred salsa. Musicians, musicologists, historians, scholars of Hispanic tradition, and somebody attracted to the musical foundations of Puerto Rican existence will locate Music in Puerto Rico a worthy source.

Show description

Read Online or Download Music in Puerto Rico: A Reader's Anthology (Studies in Latin American Music) PDF

Best Musical Genres books

Kodály in the Second Grade Classroom: Developing the Creative Brain in the 21st Century (Kodaly Today Handbook Series)

Because the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály's child-developmental philosophy for instructing track has had major optimistic effect on tune schooling all over the world, and is now on the middle of song instructing within the usa and different English talking nations. The Kodály at the present time guide sequence is the 1st complete procedure to replace and follow the Kodály options to instructing tune in effortless tuition study rooms.

Bartok's Viola Concerto: The Remarkable Story of His Swansong (Studies In Musical Genesis, Structure, and Interpretation)

Whilst Bela Bartók died in September of 1945, he left accomplished viola concerto commissioned by way of the virtuoso violist William Primrose. but, whereas no definitive model of the paintings exists, this concerto has develop into arguably the most-performed viola concerto on this planet. the tale of the way the concerto got here to be, from its commissioning through Primrose to its first functionality to the different completions which are played this day is informed the following in Bartók's Viola Concerto:The extraordinary tale of His Swansong.

Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, a couple of British musicians rediscovered conventional folks ballads, fusing the previous melodies with rock, jazz, and blues kinds to create a brand new style dubbed "electric people" or "British people rock. " This revival featured teams equivalent to Steeleye Span, Fairport conference, and Pentangle and person performers like Shirley & Dolly Collins, and Richard Thompson.

The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Robust and embracive, The Transformation of Black tune explores the whole spectrum of black musics over the last thousand years as Africans and their descendants have traveled around the world making celebrated song either of their homelands and during the Diaspora. Authors Samuel A. Floyd, Melanie Zeck, and Guthrie Ramsey brilliantly speak about how the track has blossomed, permeated current traditions, and created new practices.

Additional info for Music in Puerto Rico: A Reader's Anthology (Studies in Latin American Music)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 32 votes