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CENTRAL, SOUTH AMERICAN & MEXICAN ROOTS MUSIC


Garifuna punta, candombe, cumbia, congo (Panama), son jarocho, mapalé, samba.
Origins: 18th century to mid-19th century.


BOOKS


  • La Cumbia: Síntesis Musical de la Nación Colombiana, Reseña Histórica y Coreográfica by Delia Zapata Olivella, 1962.

  • Samba by Alma Guillermoprieto, 1991.

  • The Mystery of Samba: Popular Music & National Identity in Brazil by Hermano Vianna, 1995.

  • Rhythms of Resistance: African Musical Heritage in Brazil by Peter Fryer, 2001.

  • Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History: Volume 1, Performing Beliefs: Indigenous Peoples of South America, Central America, and Mexico, Ed. Malena Kuss, 2004.

  • The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil by Chris McGowan, 2008.

  • La cumbia cimarrona by Alfredo F. García, 2013.

  • Cumbia!: Scenes of a Migrant Latin American Music Genre, Ed. by Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste &  Pablo Vila, May 2013.

  • Making Samba: A New History of Race and Music in Brazil by Marc A. Hertzman, 2013.

  • When the Devil Knocks: The Congo Tradition and the Politics of Blackness in Twentieth-Century Panama by Renée Alexander Craft, 2015. ︎ 

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