American Sabor

American Sabor

Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music = Latinos Y Latinas En La Música Popular Estadounidense

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Evoking the pleasures of music as well as food, the word sabor signifies a rich essence that makes our mouths water or makes our bodies want to move. American Sabor traces the substantial musical contributions of Latinas and Latinos in American popular music between World War II and the present in five vibrant centers of Latin musical production: New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Miami. From Tito Puente's mambo dance rhythms to the Spanglish rap of Mellow Man Ace, American Sabor focuses on musical styles that have developed largely in the United States-including jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, punk, hip hop, country, Tejano, and salsa-but also shows the many ways in which Latin musicians and styles connect US culture to the culture of the broader Americas. With side-by-side Spanish and English text, authors Marisol Berrios-Miranda, Shannon Dudley, and Michelle Habell-Pallan challenge the white and black racial framework that structures most narratives of popular music in the United States. They present the regional histories of Latin@ communities-including Chicanos, Tejanos, and Puerto Ricans-in distinctive detail, and highlight the shared experiences of immigration/migration, racial boundary crossing, contesting gender roles, youth innovation, and articulating an American experience through music. In celebrating the musical contributions of Latinos and Latinas, American Sabor illuminates a cultural legacy that enriches us all.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9780295742625
0295742623
9780295742618
0295742615
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 25 cm

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GeorgianaReadsEmma
Apr 06, 2018

Una obra sumamente llena de información y esperanza, American Sabor cuenta las historias de las influencias entre músicas y músicos latinos y la música popular estadounidense. Encontramos voces conocidos y artistas olvidados, descubrimos cómo distintas culutras latinas se han mezclado aquí.

A super hopeful book, presented parallel in Spanish and English, this book looks at diverse latino histories in American popular music. We get some people you've never heard of and learn some surprises about people you may not have known were Latino. American commercial music has been influenced by and has influenced Latina and Latino artists and cultures.

American Sabor is a wonderful reminder that what makes a culture great and free is the extent to which it builds on difference, producing new and better ideas from many traditions.

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