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Description - Situating Salsa by Lise Waxer

"Situating Salsa" offers a comprehensive consideration of salsa music and its social impact, in its multiple transnational contexts. It consists of 13 newly commissioned and four reprinted essays that explore the diffusion of this popular sound from its Hispanic Caribbean origins to audiences around the world. Drawing upon interviews, field observations, oral histories, personal memoirs, archival resources and musical analysis, the volume sheds light on current debates about race and ethnicity, class hierarchy, gender roles and generational differences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815340201
ISBN-10: 0815340206
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lise Waxer

Lise Waxer is Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. She received her PhD. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. She has conducted extensive ethnographic and historical research on salsa music and its Cuban roots and also performs Latin jazz and salsa on the piano. She is in the process of completing her first book, The City of Musical Memory: Salsa, Record Grooves, and Local Popular Culture in Columbia.