The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, ISBN: 0824049470.
The second installment of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, 1082 pages, covers from the Bahamas to Tierra del Fuego and from Baja California to Uruguay as it describes the extraordinarily rich and varied music of people from all the countries south of the Rio Grande river. Unique emphasis is given to 25 native American cultures, including Yuma and Otopame (Mexico), Kuna (Colombia and Panama), Suya (Brazil), Quechua (Ecuador to Chile), and Mapuche (Chile and Argentina).
Several articles are devoted to the popular music of Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean islands, and other areas. A survey of the music of immigrants shows how arrivals from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Spain have preserved their musical traditions in the region for the past 150 years. An audio CD is included.
Author: World Music Central News Department
World music news from the editors at World Music Central