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Alphabet Movers

Teresa Benzwie

Young children dance their way through the alphabet, learning as they play

32 pages | 8.5 x 11


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



The Carnival Culture of Trinidad

Peter Mason

How carnival expresses and celebrates Trinidadian culture

192 pages | 6 x 9


The Beat of My Drum

An Autobiography

Babatunde Olatunji and Robert Atkinson

The story of how Drums of Passion introduced Americans to West African music

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 halftones


Beethoven in Beijing

Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey to China

Jennifer Lin

An eye-opening account of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s unprecedented 1973 visit to the People’s Republic of China

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 92 photographs


The Brazilian Sound

Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil, Revised and Expanded Edition

Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha

An encyclopedia survey of Brazilian popular music—now updated and expanded

256 pages | 7 x 10 | 10 figures, 171 halftones, 10 maps


Caribbean Currents

Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae

Peter Manuel with Michael Largey

The classic introduction to the Caribbean's popular music brought up to date

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 39 line drawings, 51 halftones, 1 map


Chilean New Song

The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973

J. Patrice McSherry

An examination of the Chilean New Song movement as an organic part of the struggles for progressive social change, deeper democracy, and social justice in Chile in the 1960s and early 1970s

254 pages | 6 x 9


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


The Dance of Politics

Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi

Lisa Gilman

How gender and class intersect in Malawi through women's roles as political praise performers

268 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps 2 figures 10 halftones


Dancing the Fairy Tale

Producing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty

Laura Katz Rizzo

The Sleeping Beauty and the story of ballet in Pennsylvania

212 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 6 halftones


The Day the Dancers Stayed

Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora

Theodore S. Gonzalves

Exploring the ways that cultural celebrations challenge official accounts of the past while reinventing culture and history for Filipino American college students

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Droppin' Science

Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Edited by William Eric Perkins

Leading authorities write on the complex—and sometimes controversial—history, politics, and culture of rap and hip hop

288 pages | 6 x 9


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