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Published: 21 December 2018

336 Pages | 22


ISBN: 9780199913947

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Rites, Rights and Rhythms

A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific

Michael Birenbaum Quintero

Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music

  • Brings a scholarly focus on Colombia, which has the largest black population in the Spanish-speaking world and has been understudied until recently
  • The first book-length study of currulao music, an cultural expression of the black Americas, and an important figure through which black Colombians have been described by the nation
  • Uses both historical and ethnographic methods to trace the history of currulao music
  • Offers a sense of the possibilities of and methodologies for historical ethnomusicology

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