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National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance

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National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance - Chasteen, John Charles
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When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim?n Bol???var, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American societies? A vast social gap separated Bol???var from people of African descent; however, Chasteen's research shows that popular culture could bridge the ...

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National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance 2004, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826329417

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National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance 2004, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826329400

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