Perna, Vincenzo: Timba: The Sound of the Cuban Crisis (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754639411

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Subtitle: SOAS Musicology Series

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Introduction. Part I Setting the Scene: Música bailable under the revolution, 1959–89; Music in Havana at the dawn of the período especial: the emergence of timba; Facing the market: Cuban musicians and audiences into the 1990s. Part II Matters of Style: Timba as a genre and a musical style; Voices, words, bodies: content, meaning, and timba subculture. Part III Dangerous Connections: 'Oh God, Protect Me!': race, religion, and the revolution; 'You are a witch with no feelings': sex tourism, gender, and the representation of women in timba songs; 'Find yourself a sugar-daddy who pays your upkeep': the challenge of música bailable; Marketing nostalgia: the rise of Buena Vista Social Club; Beyond palms, rum and 'Che': black musics into the new millennium. Bibliography; Discography; Documentaries, films and music videos; Index.