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Tide Was Always HighThe Music of Latin America in Los Angeles$
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Josh Kun

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294394

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294394.001.0001

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The Tide Was Always High

(p.1) Introduction
Tide Was Always High

Josh Kun

University of California Press

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the musical urbanism of Los Angeles through the ear of Latin America. It argues that the musical life of this dispersed and dynamic metropolis is shaped by immigrant musicians and migrating, cross-border musical cultures that not only have determined LA's “harmonies of scenery,” but have also been active participants in the making of the city's modern aesthetics and modern industries. The remainder of the chapter discusses just how intertwined the music of Los Angeles and the music of Latin America have been since the very birth of the city in the eighteenth century.

Keywords:   Los Angeles, Latin America, Latin American music, Latin American usicians

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