National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin

National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin

National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance ❴EPUB❵ ✼ National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance Author John Charles Chasteen – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim n Bol var, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in , he tried to visualize the scene How, he wondered, did the When John Charles African Roots: PDF ↠ Chasteen learned that Sim n Bol var, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in , he tried to visualize the scene How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform Or did he move his hips In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American National Rhythms, Epub / societies A vast social gap separated Bol var from people of African descent however, Chasteen s research shows that popular culture could bridge the gapFast paced and often funny, this book explores the history of Latin American popular dance before the twentieth century Chasteen first focuses on Havana, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro, where dances featuring a transgressive close embrace forerunners of today s Rhythms, African Roots: Kindle Õ salsa, tango, and samba emerged byThen, digging deeper in time, Chasteen uncovers the historical experiences that molded Latin American popular dance, including carnival celebrations, the social lives of slaves, European fashions, and, oddly enough, religious processions The relationship between Latin American dance and nationalism, it turns out, is very deep, indeed.


10 thoughts on “National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance

  1. Cricket Kaya Cricket Kaya says:

    This book gives a lot of info, but is structurally kind of difficult to wrap my head around It tends to jump around geographically, and I found myself getting confused as to wha region specifically the author was focusing on That being said, I still really enjoyed this read and got a lot out of the info it provided He never fails to provide extra information into the origins of a specific dance all the way back to African and indigenous influence.


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