Since its emergence within the Nineteen Sixties, salsa has reworked from an emblem of Nuyorican satisfaction into a symbol of pan-Latinism and eventually a kind of world pop culture. whereas Latinos around the globe have constructed or even exported their very own “dance accents,” neighborhood dance scenes have arisen in more and more far-flung destinations, every one with their very own style and specific features.

Salsa World
examines the ways that our bodies relate to tradition in particular areas. The members, a striking team of students and practitioners, research dance practices within the united states, Japan, Spain, France, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Writing from the disciplines of ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, and function reviews, the individuals discover salsa’s kinetopias - locations outlined by means of move, or vice versa- as they've got arisen in the course of the dance’s interplay with neighborhood histories, identities, and musical forms.
Taken jointly, the essays during this ebook research modern salsa dancing in all its complexity, taking detailed observe of the way it really is localized and the way problems with geography, race and ethnicity, and id have interaction with the worldwide salsa industry.

Contributors contain Bárbara Balbuena Gutiérrez,Katherine Borland, Joanna Bosse, Rossy Díaz, Saúl Escalona, Kengo Iwanaga, Isabel Llano, Jonathan S. Marion, Priscilla Renta, Alejandro Ulloa Sanmiguel, and the editor.

In the series reviews in Latin American and Caribbean track, edited by means of Peter Manuel

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