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Redressing the Big House: Paradise and Sirena Selena

Elizabeth Christine Russ

in The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377156
eISBN:
9780199869480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377156.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

At first glance, the novels featured in Chapter Six—Paradise (1998), by Toni Morrison, and Sirena Silena vestida de pena (Sirena Selena, 2000), by Mayra Santos-Febres—would seem to have little to do ... More


You Can Tell Just by Listening, Can’t You?

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In this chapter the scene is set with a description of the location and his home on the island of Curaçao, 30 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It briefly discusses the music influences on the island.


The Tumba Queen

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter tells the story of the meteoric rise of Izaline Calister, who in 2001 became won her island’s annual Tumba Carnival competition and how she has come to symbolize the unity of diversity ... More


Work with Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0040
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recalls her experience working with Western choreographers Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart. After Maya received the Legion of Honor from François Mitterand, the ... More


Music and Mexican Modernity

Andrew G. Wood

in Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199892457
eISBN:
9780199345496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the historical geography of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Mexico City as well as some of the major social and cultural influences taking shape at that time. It includes a brief ... More


“It Ain’t Necessarily So”: Larry Adler and Rhapsody in Blue

Ryan Raul Bañagale

in Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199978373
eISBN:
9780190201418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978373.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler was an exceedingly popular arbiter of classical composition for the general public, until he found himself blacklisted in 1949 as a result of his supposed communist ... More


Introduction: Guaracha to Mambo, Soundscapes of the Early Decades (1930–1960)

Juan Flores

in Salsa Rising: New York Latin Music of the Sixties Generation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199764891
eISBN:
9780199387809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764891.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

Two generations span the decades between 1930 and 1960 made up of immigrant Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians, attracted to New York City because of the burgeoning entertainment and recording ... More


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