Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

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University of California Press, 2006 - 350 pages
Music and Revolution provides a dynamic introduction to the most prominent artists and musical styles that have emerged in Cuba since 1959 and to the policies that have shaped artistic life. Robin D. Moore gives readers a chronological overview of the first decades after the Cuban Revolution, documenting the many ways performance has changed and emphasizing the close links between political and cultural activity. Offering a wealth of fascinating details about music and the milieu that engendered it, the author traces the development of dance styles, nueva trova, folkloric drumming, religious traditions, and other forms. He describes how the fall of the Soviet Union has affected Cuba in material, ideological, and musical terms and considers the effect of tense international relations on culture. Most importantly, Music and Revolution chronicles how the arts have become a point of negotiation between individuals, with their unique backgrounds and interests, and official organizations. It uses music to explore how Cubans have responded to the priorities of the revolution and have created spaces for their individual concerns.

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Fascinating insight on Cuba's socialist experiment and the United States' role in that. A helpful study of Cuban culture and the conflict between the revolutionaries and the middle-upper class. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
1
1 Revelry and Revolution
26
2 Music and Social Change in the First Years
56
3 Artistic Institutions Initiatives and Policies
80
4 Dance Music and the Politics of Fun
107
5 Transformations in Nueva Trova
135
6 AfroCuban Folklore in a Raceless Society
170
8 Music and Ideological Crisis
225
Conclusion
251
Appendix
265
Notes
275
Glossary
307
Works Cited
317
Index
341
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À propos de l'auteur (2006)

Robin D. Moore is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Texas, Austin, and the author of Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920-1940 (1997).

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