New PDF release: Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin

By David F. Garcia

ISBN-10: 1592133851

ISBN-13: 9781592133857

Arsenio Rodr guez used to be probably the most vital Cuban musicians of the 20th century. during this first scholarly examine, ethnomusicologist David F. Garc a examines Rodr guez's existence, together with the conjunto musical mixture he led and the hugely influential son montuno variety of track he created within the Nineteen Forties. Garc a recounts Rodr guez's conflict for attractiveness on the top of mambo mania in ny urban and the importance of his tune within the improvement of salsa. With firsthand money owed from kin and fellow musicians, "Arsenio Rodr guez and the Transnational Flows of Latin renowned tune "follows Rodr guez's fortunes on a number of continents, speculating on why he by no means loved vast advertisement good fortune regardless of the significance of his track. Garc a makes a speciality of the jobs that race, id, and politics performed in shaping Rodr guez's song and the trajectory of his musical occupation. His transnational viewpoint has very important implications for Latin American and renowned track studies."

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To provoke the ganga's mystical power. 24 The ideals of mestizaje, in particular, directly marginalized rural and urban lower- and workingclass black Cubans, like Arsenio and his family, who were deeply rooted in African-derived cultural traditions of Cuba. As he countered in the afrocubanos, these traditions of his youth, though representing a "primitive" era for most of the white Cuban elite as well as black intellectuals, continued to be a vital and powerful aspect of his music and life. In another song from the late 1930s, a conga titled "Todos seguimos la conga" (We All Follow the Conga), Arsenio restated his critique, but this time explicitly: Ya la conga esta tocando / por el Prado va / con un baile vengo 'rrollando / todos van de 'tras / y despues muchos critican "Es un antiguedad" / cuando suena los tambores / con ese ritmo y como pasa / repiquetiando su sonido / nacido de Africa / cuando suena los cencerros todos van a 'rrollar.

94101). Hence, for Arsenio, playing and composing music was not simply one of the very few occupations available to a blind, black working-class individual. It was also a promising means by which he could achieve artistic and personal recognition. He undoubtedly was aware of the social challenges he faced. But as his musical accomplishments reflect, he was committed to overcoming what might have seemed to be insurmountable odds. C. ) Arsenio began by introducing himself and his music: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen ...

Lucumi! African! " (Reagon interview 2004). ). In planning the program, Reagon had not considered including musical traditions sung in African-derived languages of the New World, such as Congo and Lucumi. Arsenio, however, instructed Reagan that these traditions still existed and, most important, they were living and not reified African traditions of a bygone era. As Reagon explained, "Arsenio Rodriguez was very clear that he was teaching me. And it was not long, it was not oppressive. ). Despite the ideological and political shifts Africa (the trope and continent) would undergo throughout the twentieth century, Arsenio always maintained his admiration for the cultural and historical values it imparted throughout the African diaspora.

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