Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940-1990$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Benjamin Lapidus

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496831286

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496831286.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 02 July 2022

Conclusion

Conclusion

Making Latin Music in New York City

Chapter:
(p.323) Conclusion
Source:
New York and the International Sound of Latin Music, 1940-1990
Author(s):

Benjamin Lapidus

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496831286.003.0008

This chapter draws the main themes of the book together and offers ideas for a clearer and more coherent overview of Latin music in New York, as well as ideas for future scholarship. It outlines Cuban author Leonardo Padura Fuentes' ten points to defend the position that salsa might or might not exist as a genre. Using this as a model, the chapter presents ten themes from the book that show how musicians based in New York City shaped the international sound of Latin music. These include: (1) the physical and metaphysical aspects of clave, (2) the importance of folklore, (3) the emphasis on music education, (4) musical biculturalism and triculturalism, (5) the evolution of the anticipated bass part, (6) instrument making and its impact on performance and recording, (7) the role of dance, (8) lineages of musicians, (9) interethnic collaboration, and (10) the role of jazz. All of these are not treated in each chapter, but they recur throughout and overlap considerably.

Keywords:   Latin music, New York City, instrument making, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, salsa, clave, folklore, music education, dance, jazz music

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.