Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae by Peter Manuel,Michael Largey

By Peter Manuel,Michael Largey

First released in 1995, Caribbean Currents has develop into the definitive advisor to the specified musics of this area of the area. This 3rd version of the award-winning e-book is considerably up to date and extended, that includes thorough assurance of latest advancements, comparable to the worldwide unfold of reggaeton and bachata, the arrival of tune video clips, the restructuring of the track undefined, and the emergence of recent dance kinds. it is also many new illustrations and hyperlinks to accompanying video footage.


The authors succinctly and perceptively situate the musical types and advancements within the context of subject matters of gender and racial dynamics, sociopolitical heritage, and diasporic dimensions. Caribbean Currents showcases the wealthy and numerous musics of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, the French Caribbean, the lesser Antilles, and their transnational groups within the usa and in other places to supply an interesting landscape of this such a lot dynamic element of Caribbean culture. 

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