By Joaquín Borges-Triana,Robert Nasatir
From its emergence as political and social statement within the Sixties, nueva trova grew to become a defining function of Cuban musical tradition. This examine of latest Cuban track indicates the way it has built through the years and has risen and fallen in cultural relevance, just like the social issues mirrored within the lyrics.
While there are various works in Spanish approximately this inventive stream, this is often the 1st in English that explains this significant point of Cuban tradition. The time span—more than fifty years—allows for research of ways this actual paintings shape has replaced through the years. whereas the accompaniment of an easy six-string guitar continues to be most typical, the normal constitution of the movimiento de l. a. nueva trova was once often defunct by means of the mid-1980s. yet notwithstanding they deal with various factors and difficulties, the thoughtfully written songs proceed. modern Cuban artists are frequently stimulated now by way of different genres, together with hip-hop, pop, and renowned Cuban dance music.
Written through Joaquín Borges-Triana, a journalist, writer, and Cuban tune professional, this illustrative paintings is vital analyzing for a person attracted to Cuban tradition or musicology. it's been translated into English by means of Robert Nasatir.
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Beyond Buena Vista: Contemporary Cuban Song (Cuban Beat Books Book 1) by Joaquín Borges-Triana,Robert Nasatir