Musics of Latin America

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The most up-to-date and comprehensive Latin American music survey available. 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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 453 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393929655
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393929652
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Customer Reviews

Wish I’d discovered this when it came out

4 people found this helpful.
 on January 1, 2015
By mundie1010
I’d been looking for something like this for a long time. Of course, even at 450 pages, it can only scrape the surface, but it’s nicely done and a good point of departure.

NortonWW

5 people found this helpful.
 on February 2, 2013
By pokemonforlife
I bought this book for a class and kept it because it has so much information packed into one book.

Good but there’s room for improvement

6 people found this helpful.
 on September 30, 2014
By Guido Sanchez P
I’ve used this book to teach both a college-level Latin American Popular Music Class and a World Music Class. As a textbook I think that it does the job in compiling a lot of information in a very organized and concise way. However, I feel that the book needs some revisions. First of all, I find the inclusion of classical music and classical music composers unnecessary. In my own personal opinion the book should stay focused on popular, folk and traditional music; leave classical music to western music history and musicology texts. Also, there are chapters like the one on Central American music that lack a lot of information about countries other than Nicaragua and Guatemala. What about Costa Rican “calypso” or Panamanian “tamborito”?

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