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Musics of Latin America



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Covering one of the most musically diverse regions in the world, Musics of Latin America emphasizes music as a means of understanding culture and society: each author balances an analysis of musical genres with discussion of the historical and cultural trends that have shaped them. Chapters cover traditional, popular, and classical repertoire, and in-text listening guides ensure that students walk away with a solid understanding of the music.

Table of Contents

Listening Guidesp. xii
In Depthp. xvi
Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. 2
Definitions and Themesp. 6
Goals and Definitionsp. 16
Key Termsp. 22
Further Readingp. 22
Music, Conquest, and Colonialismp. 24
Introductionp. 25
The Colonization of Latin America: Historical Overviewp. 27
Indigenous Musical Culture at the Time of the Conquestp. 31
Music of the Conquest and Early Colonial Periodp. 35
Music and Colonialism in Brazilp. 50
Mission Musicp. 57
Operap. 61
Popular Dance Musicp. 65
The Contradanzap. 69
The End of the Colonial Erap. 70
Conclusionp. 72
Key Termsp. 73
Further Readingp. 74
Further Listeningp. 74
Mexicop. 76
Introductionp. 77
Traditional and Popular Musicp. 81
Classical Musicp. 111
Conclusionp. 121
Key Termsp. 122
Further Readingp. 122
Further Listeningp. 123
Further Viewingp. 123
Central America, Colombia, and Venezuelap. 124
Central Americap. 125
Traditional Musicp. 127
Popular Musicp. 134
European and European-American Classical Musicp. 139
Colombiap. 141
Traditional Musicp. 143
Popular Musicp. 146
European and European-American Classical Musicp. 153
The Llanosp. 154
Miisica Llanerap. 154
Venezuelap. 157
Traditional and Popular Musicp. 161
European and European-American Classical Musicp. 170
Conclusionp. 173
Key Termsp. 173
Further Readingp. 173
Further Viewingp. 174
Cuba and the Hispanic Caribbeanp. 176
Introductionp. 177
Traditional and Popular Musicp. 180
Classical Music and Latin Jazzp. 214
Conclusionp. 221
Key Termsp. 221
Further Readingp. 222
Further Listeningp. 222
Further Viewingp. 222
Brazilp. 224
Introductionp. 225
Traditional and Popular Musicp. 230
Classical Musicp. 266
Conclusionp. 272
Key Termsp. 273
Further Readingp. 273
Further Listeningp. 273
Further Viewingp. 273
Argentina and the Rioplatense Regionp. 274
Introductionp. 275
Traditional Musicp. 279
Popular Musicp. 295
Classical Musicp. 312
Conclusionp. 321
Key Termsp. 322
Further Readingp. 322
Further Viewingp. 323
Peru and the Andesp. 324
Introductionp. 325
Traditional and Popular Musicp. 329
Classical Musicp. 362
Conclusionp. 368
Key Termsp. 369
Further Readingp. 369
Further Listeningp. 370
Further Viewingp. 370
Latin American Impact on Contemporary Classical Musicp. 371
Historical Backgroundp. 372
Latin American Impact Todayp. 374
Conclusionp. 395
Key Termsp. 396
Further Readingp. 396
Further Listeningp. 396
Further Viewingp. 396
Twenty-First Century Latin American and Latino Popular Musicp. 397
Introductionp. 397
Contemporary Latin American Popular Musicp. 399
RecentTrends in U.S. Latino Popular Musicp. 420
Conclusionp. 431
Key Termsp. 432
Further Readingp. 432
FurtherViewingp. 433
Appendix: The Elements of Musicp. 434
Introductionp. 434
Sound as Musicp. 434
Rhythmp. 439
Melodyp. 442
Scalesp. 443
Harmonyp. 445
Texturep. 447
Formp. 448
Aesthetics and Culturep. 449
Key Termsp. 453
Glossaryp. 1
Additional Resourcesp. 15
Endnotesp. 19
Music and Lyrics Creditsp. 21
Photo Creditsp. 23
Indexp. 25
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