No dry history text, this is a fascinating read, well researched and crafted as a labor of love.
As a Cuban music fan who is interested in the history of Cuba but was never quite able to wade through Hugh Thomas' book, this is great reading.
Ned Sublette, a scholar of music and the history of music has written a new book about Cuban history and culture.
The book was true to the very good reviews I read. I received it promptly and in great condition. Thank you.Published 2 months ago by Messi Fan
Comprehensive and compelling, thorough and thrilling.
A terrific source book of Cuba and its music.
This book is a miracle of ethnomusicology, history, humor, common sense, and just plain good writing. I was fortunate to bump into it via Amazon; I'd never heard of it before. Read morePublished 2 months ago by William Vlach
awesome awesome book if you love latin music! no need to purchase any other one after this one...only bad thing is that its only part one..wheres two,ned????Published 3 months ago by joe rosello
For anyone interested in music and the rich tapesty of "American" music the book is essential reading. Read morePublished 3 months ago by William Eggers
I loved Sublette's book on New Orleans music so priced this one up as well. It is very detailed and I think could have stood a bit more editing, but it is fascinating nevertheless... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sandi
I've read this book probably 10 times; now it may be time to do some personal first hand investigation? Read morePublished 4 months ago by John W. Suskey
A bit disjointed, doesn't always flow, but an interesting wealth of information about early cuban music. Can't wait for the next volume!Published 5 months ago by Paolo Castagnoli