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Harmony and Normalization: US-Cuban Musical Diplomacy

Timothy P. Storhoff


Harmony and Normalization explores cultural relations between Cuba and the United States during the Presidency of Barack Obama, who restored diplomatic relations with the island. Musical exchanges during this period act as a lens through which to view not only US-Cuban musical relations but also the larger political, economic, and cultural implications of musical dialogue between these two nations. Policy shifts allowed US and Cuban performers to more easily traverse the Florida Straits than in the recent past and encouraged them to act as musical diplomats, and their performances served as a ... More

Keywords: ethnography, Cuba, Obama, musical exchange, political

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496830876
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy P. Storhoff, author