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American Latin Music

Rumba Rhythms, Bossa Nova, And The Salsa Sound

By Matt Doeden

The crowd sways to the melodic strumming of a bossa nova guitarist.
A vocalist belts out lyrics that blend English and Spanish.
Couples dance to salsa's syncopated rhythms.
These are the sounds of Latin music.

Before Latin music exploded into the mainstream in the 1990s, it was on the sidelines of American pop. Ritchie Valens fused Latin dance music with rock. Julio Iglesias popularized Latin ballads in the United States. And Gloria Estefan was the first crossover artist. But after Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" exploded onto the pop scene in 1999, Latin music took center stage.

Follow the evolution of Latin music through the decades. Learn how its distinct sounds and catchy rhythms have been integrated into American pop. Discover how it is used for political expression. And read more about stars such as Victor Jara, Selena, and Shakira.

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Format: Book
Author: Doeden, Matt
Summary: "Follow the evolution of Latin music through the decades. Learn how its distinct sounds and catchy rhythms have been integrated into American pop. Discover how iti s used for poltical expression and read more about stars such as Victor Jara, Selena and Shakira." - Publixher
Title: American Latin music : rumba rhythms, bossa nova, and the salsa sound / Matt Doeden.
Publisher Date: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2013.
Subject: Popular music -- United States -- Latin American influences -- Teen literature. Dance music -- Latin America -- History and criticism -- Teen literature.. Music -- Latin America -- History and criticism -- Teen literature. Musicians -- Latin America -- Teen literature. Salsa (Music) -- History and criticism -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9780761345053 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 0761345051 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Doeden, Matt
Summary: "Follow the evolution of Latin music through the decades. Learn how its distinct sounds and catchy rhythms have been integrated into American pop. Discover how iti s used for poltical expression and read more about stars such as Victor Jara, Selena and Shakira." - Publixher
Title: American Latin music : rumba rhythms, bossa nova, and the salsa sound / Matt Doeden.
Publisher, Date: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2013.
Description: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Series: American music milestones
Series: American music milestones.
Subjects: Popular music -- United States -- Latin American influences -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Dance music -- Latin America -- History and criticism -- Teen literature..
Subjects: Music -- Latin America -- History and criticism -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Musicians -- Latin America -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Salsa (Music) -- History and criticism -- Teen literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 61) and index.
Contents: Building the Latin sound -- Latin fusions -- Sensations -- The Latin explosion.
LCCN: 2012002074
ISBN: 9780761345053 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0761345051 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: 781.64 Doe