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Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

Robin Moore


This book provides an introduction to the most prominent artists and musical styles that have emerged in Cuba since 1959 and to the policies that have shaped artistic life. The author gives readers a chronological overview of the first decades after the Cuban Revolution, documenting the many ways performance has changed and emphasizing the close links between political and cultural activity. Offering a wealth of details about music and the milieu that engendered it, he traces the development of dance styles, nueva trova, folkloric drumming, religious traditions, and other forms. The author des ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Cuban Revolution, performance, music, dance styles, nueva trova, folkloric drumming, religious traditions, Soviet Union, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247109
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247109.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Moore, author