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Rites of Rhythm: The Music of Cuba
Rites of Rhythm: The Music of Cuba
Our Price: $26.00
Year: 2003
Pages: 261
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 60090308

Product Code: 756789672

Jory Farr (au). The music of Cuba is primordial & poetic, & at once exotic & familiar. Farr has returned again & again to Cuba to research & experience firsthand Cuba’s musical heritage. Part listener’s guide, part memoir, this book is a musical journey through Cuba & its cultural outposts in the U.S. Farr interviews the masters of Cuban music, from Chucho Valdes & Eliades Ochoa to Los Munequitos de Matanzas & Papi Oviedo. He profiles such legends as Benny More & Arsenio Rodriguez. Also takes us on a historical journey through Cuba, locating the roots of the music in the country’s confluence of religions, ethnicities, & cultures. The first exploration of Cuba’s rich musical & mythological heritage & the extraordinary impact it has had on Amer. pop culture. Photos.

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