TITLE

Going Primitive to the Movement and Sounds of Mambo

AUTHOR(S)
GarcĂ­a, David F.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Winter2006, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p505
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the musical value of music and dance called "mambo" in New York City, Havana, and Mexico City in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It presents three rhetorical devices that are encountered on the interrelated discourses of the evolutionism and primitivism including the positing of a lack of organization, discipline, and refinement in the music and dance, the racial, spatial and temporal othering of mambo, and the framing of mambo music and dance as fundamentally primal.
ACCESSION #
32473508

 

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