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“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


. 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


. Traditional Ñongo: Musical Analysis

Kenneth Schweitzer

in The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036699
eISBN:
9781621030065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036699.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes a single batá toque, the “traditional” ñongo. Ñongo is a deceptively simple, four-beat repeating pattern that is interrupted periodically by conversations between the two larger ... More


Isles of Rhythm: The Complex in the Circum-Caribbean

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/9780195307245.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter introduces the cinquillo-tresillo complex, a rhythmic pattern that can be found in musics throughout the African Diaspora. Both rhythms are notated in the chapter. Genres that readily ... More


Caribbean and Latin American Reverberations and the First Birth of Latin Jazz: New Orleans and the Spanish Tinge

Christopher Washburne

in Latin Jazz: The Other Jazz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780195371628
eISBN:
9780197510865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195371628.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter documents the strong ties of the Caribbean and Latin America to the formative period of jazz and how that influence reverberated throughout the twentieth century. It argues that the ... More


Orkestra Rumpilezz: Complications of African Rhythm

Juan Diego Díaz

in Africanness in Action: Essentialism and Musical Imaginations of Africa in Brazil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197549551
eISBN:
9780197549599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197549551.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 continues the discussion of Orkestra Rumpilezz, focusing on how it materializes Letieres Leite’s rhetoric about African rhythmic complexity. Two strategies for increasing rhythmic ... More


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