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The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City

Cesar Miguel Rondon


Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music—and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production—was available only in Spanish. This translation of Cesar Miguel Rondon's El libro de la salsa tells the engaging story of salsa's roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and of its emergence and development in the 1960s as a distinct musical movement in New York. The book presents salsa as a truly p ... More

Keywords: salsa, performances, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, migrations, urban culture, music industry, record producers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807831298
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807886397_rondon


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cesar Miguel Rondon, author