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Rumba Encounters: Transculturation of Cuban Rumba in American and European Ballrooms

Juliet Mcmains (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Juliet McMains explores the very different worlds of International style ballroom rumba and Cuban folkloric rumba, which includes the partnered dances yambú and guaguancó and the competitive dance ... More


Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Julia A. Ericksen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722664
eISBN:
9780814722855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722664.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs ... More


Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Yvonne Daniel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book provides a sweeping cultural and historical examination of Diaspora dance genres. The book investigates social dances brought to the islands by Europeans and Africans, including quadrilles ... More


Interlude

Joanna Bosse

in Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039010
eISBN:
9780252096983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039010.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this interlude, the author talks about some of her fellow ballroom dancers at the Regent Ballroom and Banquet Center. She begins with Tony and Sarah, one of the many “empty-nester” couples who ... More


Las Alturas de Simpson

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuba is a famously musical country and Matanzas is arguably Cuba's most musical city. Throughout history, the gentle hills of Matanzas have been alive with the sound of music. Some of Cuba's earliest ... More


The Cult of the Profane

Kenneth Routon

in Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034836
eISBN:
9780813038858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034836.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on the “spirits who like rumba,” as described by one Cuban, and the theater of spirit-possession staged in their honor in late-socialist Cuba. The chapter refers to a ... More


The Cuban Overture (1932) and Pardon My English (1933)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, American

Returning to New York with a collection of Cuban percussion instruments, Gershwin composed an orchestral piece inspired by his experiences in Havana, in particular, the music-making of street ... More


Drumming in Cuban

Raul A. Fernandez

in From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247079
eISBN:
9780520939448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247079.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides a biographical essay on a prominent Cuban musician, Ramón Mongo Santamaría, who is credited with making the Cuban drum known as the conga (or tumbadora) an integral part of U.S. ... More


“Cuba Libre”: Clave Consciousness and Montuno Aesthetics 1945–1955

Njoroge Njoroge

in Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806895
eISBN:
9781496806932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806895.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores musical and political evolution of Cuba in the early 20th century. Cuba provides an interesting condensation of the history of the Caribbean region where sugar and slavery were ... More


“La Habana No Aguanta Más”: Regionalism in the Lyrics of Cuban Popular Music

Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

in Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462395
eISBN:
9781626746886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter two elaborates on the ways regionalist tensions are performed through the lyrics of Cuban popular music, and conducts textual analyses of several songs that explicitly comment upon this ... More


Localizing Hybridity

Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

in Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462395
eISBN:
9781626746886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The fifth chapter details two hybridizing practices within contemporary rumba performance, one that emerged from Matanzas (batarumba) and one from Havana (guarapachangueo). The chapter employs Stuart ... More


The Politics of Place and National Traditions: Race, Regionalism, and the Relationship between Rumba and Son

Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

in Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462395
eISBN:
9781626746886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The book’s final chapter returns to the relationship between eastern and western Cuba, and the discussion of regionalism more broadly. It takes up an exploration of how historic regional inequalities ... More


. Havana Is the Key: Abakuá in Cuban Music

Ivor L. Miller

in Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110836
eISBN:
9781604738148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110836.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

A profound relationship exists between Abakuá and Cuban popular music. This chapter lays out evidence for Calabarí presence in the formation of rumba music in the nineteenth century and the use of ... More


Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama

Peter Szok

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032431
eISBN:
9781617032448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Popular art is a masculine and working-class genre, associated with Panama’s black population. Its practitioners are self-taught, commercial painters, whose high-toned designs, vibrant portraits, and ... More


English style: foreign culture, race and the Anglicisation of popular dance

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the creation and commodification of national identity within popular dance. The discussion focuses on the efforts of the dance profession to standardise the steps of the English ... More


Creole Dances in National Rhythms

Yvonne Daniel

in Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines social dances that display national dance formation and how they rise to national status in one country, while other nations identify only one dance for hundreds of years. It ... More


Caribbean Popular Dance Transformations

Yvonne Daniel

in Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Caribbean popular dances that undergo transformations over time and across borders, with particular emphasis on Cuban community rumba and how it evolved into commercial rhumba. ... More


Blues and Son from Harlem to Havana

Frank Andre Guridy

in Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833612
eISBN:
9781469604060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895979_guridy.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter continues the theme of cross-cultural interaction by underscoring the role of promoters and audiences in the forging of the connections between the Harlem Renaissance and the ... More


She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body

Melissa Blanco Borelli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199968169
eISBN:
9780190274757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968169.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body traces the history of the Cuban mulata and her association with hips, sensuality and popular dance. It examines how the mulata choreographs her racialised ... More


Ties That Bind: Myth and Ritual in the Circum-Caribbean and Beyond

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter highlights the continuities between and among African rituals and Africa-derived and -influenced rituals and practices in the Diaspora. Religions such as Haitian Vodou are explored; ... More


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