Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940–1960
Book by Christina D. Abreu, Georgia Southern University
Reviewed by Andrés Espinoza Agurto, University of La Verne
Andrés Espinoza Agurto of the University of La Verne reviews Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940–1960, by Christina D. Abreu. This book analyzes the socio-musical processes by which Cuban-American musicians, promoters, and entertainers in New York and Miami interacted with each other, their surrounding cultural ethos, and the US entertainment industry from 1940 to 1960. The author analyzes how many racial and ethnic precepts, some which even prevail upon the image of Latinos in the United States today, were derived from the highly exoticized and Cuban-centered Latino entertainment industry of the time.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12254