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The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles

edited by Josh Kun
Format
Book
Published
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9780520294394, 0520294394, 9780520294400, 0520294408, 9780520967533
Abstract
"A collection of essays, interviews, and scholarship exploring the often overlooked history of Latin American musicians and music in the shaping of Los Angeles. Featuring a mix of academics, musicians, and journalists, the book listens to the vibrant Latin American soundtracks of Los Angeles, from Hollywood film sets to recording studios, from vaudeville theaters to Sunset Strip nightclubs, and from Carmen Miranda to Perez Prado and Juan Garcia Esquivel."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Mexican musical theater and movie palaces in downtown Los Angeles before 1950 / John Koegel
  • Rumba emissaries / Alexandra T. Vazquez
  • Doing the samba on Sunset Boulevard : Carmen Miranda and the Hollywoodization of Latin music / Walter Aaron Clark
  • Walt Disney's Saludos Amigos : Hollywood and the propaganda of authenticity / Carol A. Hess
  • A century of Latin music at the Hollywood Bowl / Agustin Gurza
  • Voice of the Xtabay, and Bullock's Wilshire : hearing Yma Sumac from Southern California / Carolina Miranda
  • Musical anthropology : a conversation with Elisabeth Waldo / Gabriel Reyes-Whitaker
  • Esquivel! / Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Listening across boundaries : soundings from the Paramount Ballroom and Boyle Heights / David F. García
  • Studio stories: interviews with session musicians / Betto Arcos, with Josh Kun
  • From Bahianas to the King of Pop... : a speculative history of Brazilian music in Los Angeles / Brian Cross
  • Heroes and saints / Luis Alfaro
  • Staging the dance of coalition with versa-style and CONTRA-TIEMPO / Cindy García
  • Booming bandas of Los Ángeles : gender and the transnational Zapotec philharmonic brass bands / Xóchitl C. Chávez
  • Caminos y canciones en Los Angeles, CA / Martha González.
Description
xi, 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Notes
  • "Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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