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Danzón: Circum-Carribean Dialogues in Music and Dance

Alejandro L. Madrid and Robin D. Moore


This book studies the emergence, hemisphere-wide influence, historical, and contemporary significance of the danzón. Influenced initially by the European contradance tradition, elaborated as a distinct music and dance form by black performers in nineteenth-century Cuba, and popularized thereafter throughout the Americas, the danzón is a fascinating genre that ties together the entire Atlantic region. It is fundamentally hybrid, reflecting the fusion of European and African elements, and had a strong influence on the development of later Latin dance traditions including the mambo, cha cha chá, ... More

Keywords: Latin America, Dance, Music, Cuba, Mexico, New Orleans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199965809
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandro L. Madrid, author
Cornell University

Robin D. Moore, author
University of Texas at Austin