San Juan-New York: Discografia de la Musica Puertorriquena 1900-1942.

Author:Mangual, Rudy

SAN JUAN-NEW YORK: Discografía de la Música Puertorriqueña 1900-1942

Por Cristóbal Díaz Ayala

327 pages / Spanish

Publicaciones Gaviota

ISBN-13: 978-1-61505-000-0


This latest book from Cristóbal Díaz Ayala--one of the most prominent musicologists in the realm of Latin-American genres (and author of gems such as "Música Cubana, del Areito al rap cubano", "Si te quieres por el pico divertir", "Discografía de la música cubana", "Cuando salí de la Habana", and "La marcha de los jíbaros", among others)--documents the genesis of recorded Puerto Rican music on the island as well as in New York City.

Titled "San Juan-New York: Discografía de la Música Puertorriqueña, 1900-1942", the book encompasses almost a half-century of recorded Puerto Rican music, from the very first recordings on cylinders to the first 10-inch vinyl recordings (such as the danza La Borinqueña--recorded in 1900 in New York City by Cuban soprano Chalia Herrera). The initial 110 pages...

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