Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Music

No longer active. Studies in Latin American and Caribbean Music, edited by Peter Manuel, aims to present interdisciplinary studies in the traditional and contemporary musics of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music

David F. García

The life and times of one of Cuba's most important musicians

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 18 figures, 12 halftones


Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean

Edited by Peter Manuel

How contradance and quadrille gave rise to merengue, danzón and other popular Creole dances

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 figures


Drumming for the Gods

The Life and Times of Felipe García Villamil, santero, palero, and abakuá

María Teresa Vélez

The world through the eyes of a master religious drummer

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 27 halftones


East Indian Music in the West Indies

Tân-Singing, Chutney, and the Making of Indo-Caribbean Culture

Peter Manuel

An introduction to the music of Indo-Caribbean culture

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 map 34 figures 18 halftones


Fernando Ortiz on Music

Selected Writing on Afro-Cuban Culture

Edited and with an Introduction by Robin D. Moore

Selections from the influential Fernando Ortiz's publications on Afro-diasporic music and dance—now available in English

294 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 figures, 15 halftones


Maya Achi Marimba Music in Guatemala

Sergio Javier Navarrete Pellicer

The marimba as a cultural force in rural Guatemala

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 21 figures, 14 halftones, 1 map


Música Norteña

Mexican Migrants Creating a Nation Between Nations

Catherine Ann Ragland

The first history of the music that binds together Mexican immigrant communities

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 figures, 13 halftones, 2 maps


Salsa World

A Global Dance in Local Contexts

Edited by Sydney Hutchinson

How an understanding of salsa dancing enhances our appreciation of salsa's global reach and meanings

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 2 figures, 12 halftones


Sounding Salsa

Performing Latin Music in New York City

Christopher J Washburne

Inside New York City's vibrant salsa scene

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 figures, 19 halftones


Sounds of the Modern Nation

Music, Culture, and Ideas in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Alejandro L. Madrid

How the relationships between avant-garde music and ideas of modernity in post-revolutionary Mexico shaped discourses of nationality

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables, 36 figures


Whose National Music?

Identity, Mestizaje, and Migration in Ecuador

Ketty Wong

How class divisions shape the definition of Ecuador's national music and identity.

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 figures, 19 halftones, 1 map