On the shelves

The following books are available for review here at ABSTRACTO and will appear in due course:

  • Tito Puente: King of Latin Music
  • The Penguin History of Latin America
  • Anacaona:The amazing adventures of Cuba’s first all-girl dance band
  • Latin Jazz: The first fusions 1880’s to today
  • Rumba on the River: A history of the popular music of the two Congos
  • Last Dance in Havana: The final days of Fidel and the start of the new Cuban revolution
  • Cuba and its Music: From the first drums to the mambo
  • Cubano Be Cubano Bop: 100 years of jazz in Cuba
  • Drumming for the Gods: The life and times of Felipe Garcia Villamil
  • Salsa and Related Genres: A biographical guide
  • Rites of Rhythm: The music of Cuba
  • Tito Puente: When the Drums Are Dreaming
  • Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and artistic revolution in Havana, 1920-1940
  • Divine Utterances: Afro-Cuban Santeria
  • Merengue: Dominican music and Dominican identity
  • Faces of Salsa: A spoken history of the music
  • Music in Cuba
  • The Latin Beat: Latin music from bossa nova to salsa and beyond
  • Spanish Harlem: anatomy of poverty
  • The Latin Tinge: The impact of Latin American music on the United States
  • From Colonia to Community: The history of Puerto Ricans in New York city
  • Island in the City: The world of Spanish Harlem
  • The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty one issues and concepts
  • All Music Guide:The definitive guide to popular music, Vol 4
  • New York in the 1950’s
  • Cuban Music: 100 essential CDs, the Rough Guide
  • Chano Pozo: El tambor de Cuba
  • Ritmo Cubano: 250 superbes pochettes de la musique Cubaine
  • Buena Vista Social Club: The book of the film
  • Boogaloo: The quintessence of American popular music
  • Down These Mean Streets
  • Bodega Dreams
  • Looking for La Bomba: The Cuban adventures of a musical oaf
  • Music in my Head
  • Soul Sacrifice: The Santana story
  • Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A novel of pastry, guilt and music
  • Latin Beat magazine
  • Latin Looks: Latino Images in the Media
  • Azucar! the Celia Cruz Biography
  • Latin Jazz
  • Flying Over 96th Street: Memoir of an East Harlem White Boy
  • Black Music of Two Worlds
  • Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919
  • This Is Cuba: An Outlaw Culture Survives
  • Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae
  • The Beat magazine
  • A Touch of innocence (Katherine Dunham autobiography)
  • Kaiso!: Writings by and About Katherine Dunham (Studies in Dance History)
  • National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance
  • Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance
  • Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music and Puerto Rican Culture
  • The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music (Garland Reference Library of Humanities)
  • From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz
  • Dance Fever
  • Travels With My Trombone
  • Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History: Volume 1 – Performing the Caribbean Experience
  • Music of Latin America (pub. 1945)
  • Day Is So Long and the Wages So Small: Music on a Summer Island
  • Maya Achi Marimba Music in Guatemala
  • A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti
  • Music in West Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
  • Every-night Life: Culture and dance in Latin/o America
  • Desi Arnaz: A Book
  • The Havana Mob: Gangsters, Gamblers, Showgirls and Revolutionaries in 1950s Cuba
  • Magical Reels: History of Cinema in Latin America

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