© 2003

Musical Migrations

Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America, Volume I

  • Editors
  • Frances R. Aparicio
  • Cándida F. Jáquez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Frances R. Aparicio, Cándida F. Jáquez
      Pages 1-10
  3. Caribbean Transnationalisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Deborah Pacini Hernández
      Pages 13-32
    3. Gema R. Guevara
      Pages 33-46
    4. Marisol Berríos-Miranda
      Pages 47-67
    5. James A. Winders
      Pages 69-80
    6. Jorge L. Giovannetti
      Pages 81-98
    7. Paul Austerlitz
      Pages 99-113
  4. Cultural Hybridity in the Americas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Bridget M. Morgan
      Pages 117-129
    3. Cándida F. Jáquez
      Pages 161-182
    4. Anthony Macías
      Pages 183-197
    5. Luis A. Ramos-García
      Pages 199-206
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-216

About this book


A dynamic and original collection of essays on the transnational circulation and changing social meanings of Latin music across the Americas. The transcultural impact of Latin American musical forms in the United States calls for a deeper understanding of the shifting cultural meanings of music. Musical Migrations examines the tensions between the value of Latin popular music as a metaphor for national identity and its transnational meanings as it traverses national borders, geocultural spaces, audiences, and historical periods. The anthology analyzes, among others, the role of popular music in Caribbean diasporas in the United States and Europe, the trans-Caribbean identities of Salsa and reggae, the racial, cultural, and ethnic hybridity in rock across the Americas, and the tensions between tradition and modernity in Peruvian indigenous music, mariachi music in the United States, and in Trinidadian music.


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About the authors

FRANCES R. APARICIO is Professor and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Author of an award-winning book, Listening to Salsa: Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures (Wesleyan University Press, 1998), Professor Aparicio has done seminal work on Latino popular music, gender, and cultural identity.

CÁNDIDA F. JÁQUEZ is Assistant Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University.

Bibliographic information


"Musical Migrations maps the amazing mobility and incredible dynamism of today's "Latin" music. This whirlwind tour of the dynamic, fast changing, and increasingly eclectic musical fusions of the American hemisphere demonstrates that the same processes that so often produce conflict can also generate unprecedented new forms of cultural creativity, cooperation, and coalescence."

- George Lipsitz, author of Dangerous Crossroads