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Salsa Rising: New York Latin Music of the Sixties Generation

Juan Flores


This book provides a history of Latin music in New York from the early twentieth century to more recent years, with a focus on the period between 1960 and 1975. Beginning with an introductory chapter on the earlier decades, 1930–1960, with an emphasis on the period of the mambo and the first stage of Latin jazz, the main story begins with the generational breakthrough of 1960. At that point, with the emergence of pachanga and the jam session style of the Alegre All-Stars, a new musical generation comprised of New York–raised Puerto Ricans finds its first native musical expression. The followin ... More

Keywords: salsa, Latin music, Puerto Ricans, popular culture, Cuban music

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199764891
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juan Flores, author
Prof. of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

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