Javier F. León and Helena Simonett curate a collection of essential writings from the last twenty-five years of Latin American music studies. Chosen as representative, outstanding, and influential in the field, each article appears in English translation. A detailed new introduction by León and Simonett both surveys and contextualizes the history of Latin American ethnomusicology, opening the door for readers energized by the musical forms brought and nurtured by immigrants from throughout Latin America. Contributors: Marina Alonso Bolaños, José Jorge de Carvalho, Maria Ignêz Cruz Mello, Gonzalo Camacho Díaz, Claudio F. Díaz, Rodrigo Cantos Savelli Gomes, Juan Pablo González, Javier F. León, Rubén López Cano, Angela Lühning, Jorge Martínez Ulloa, Julio Mendívil, Carlos Miñana Blasco, Raúl R. Romero, Iñigo Sánchez Fuarros, Carlos Sandroni, Carolina Santamaría Delgado, Helena Simonett, Rodrigo Torres Alvarado, and Alejandro Vera.
About the author
Javier F. León is the director of the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and an adjunct professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Helena Simonett is an assistant professor of Latin American studies, adjunct assistant professor of music history and literature, and associate director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Banda: Mexican Musical Life across Borders and the editor of The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! .
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