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Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Christina D. Abreu

Abstract

Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha chá. Presenting a history of music and race in midcentury America, this book argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and television and film productions, played central roles in the development of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Latino, and Afro-Latino identities and communities. The book draws from previously untapped o ... More

Keywords: Cubans, New York City, Miami, nightclubs, social clubs, television, race, film, performers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469620848
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620848.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina D. Abreu, author