An in-depth study (324 pages) of all the percussion instruments, rhythms and song styles of Afro-Cuban music, along with their applications to the drum set. Detailed technical studies of each instrument are presented along with notations of many rhythm styles. The entire rhythm section (parts for bass, piano, horn section, string section, tres, and guitar) is also studied in detail. The book comes with two CDs that include performances of each percussion instrument, drum set, all rhythm section instruments, as well as examples of all musical styles with full instrumentation in score form.
A fascinating, cinematic, multi-generational history of the Cuban mob in the US from ´´America´s top chronicler of organized crime´´ and New York Times best-selling author of Havana Nocturne. By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot; one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob. Known on both sides of the law as ´´the Corporation´´, the Cuban mob´s power stemmed from a criminal culture embedded in south Florida´s exile community - those who had been chased from the island by Castro´s revolution and planned to overthrow the Marxist dictator and reclaim their nation. An epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets, The Corporation reveals how an entire generation of political exiles, refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hit men, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in an American saga of desperation and empire building. T. J. English interweaves the voices of insiders speaking openly for the first time with a trove of investigative material he has gathered over many decades to tell the story of this successful criminal enterprise, setting it against the larger backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity that makes it one of the great American gangster stories that has been overlooked - until now. Drawing on the detailed reporting and impressive volume of evidence that drive his best-selling works, English offers a riveting, in-depth look at this powerful and sordid crime organization and its hold in the US. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006587/bk_harp_006587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate technical study of four-way independence based on Afro-Cuban rhythms. This detailed and methodical approach will develop four-limb coordination and expand rhythmic vocabulary. Understanding the clave and the relationship between eighth-note and triplet rhythms will aid in mastering the multiple and complex rhythms of Afro-Cuban styles.
BACK TO BLOOD opens aboard a police launch speeding across Miami´s Biscayne Bay. A Cuban seeking asylum is teetering atop a ship´s mast, and it falls to Nestor Camacho, a young Cuban-American cop, to bring him down. His heroic feat gets him ostracized by his own family, and half his neighbors in today´s not-so-Little Havana--Hialeah. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that distinguished Tom Wolfe´s previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is a big, panoramic story of an American metropolis--a human comedy involving class, family, wealth, ethnicity, crime, sex, and race.
John F. Kennedy: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works cover all aspects of his life and work. Despite his short tenure in office, Kennedy shaped the domestic and international direction of the nation for decades to come. He is remembered domestically for the hope and encouragement he instilled in the struggle for civil rights, his support for the freedom riders and for equality for women. Abroad, his memory lives in his handling of the Cold War against an aggressive Soviet Union and such events as the Berlin crisis and Wall, his intervention in the Vietnam War, the invasion of Cuba and Bay of Pigs disaster, the Cuban Missile crisis, and the beginnings of space exploration-all of which tested the young, relatively inexperienced, leader. Includes a detailed chronology detailing John F. Kennedy´s life, family, and work. The A to Z section includes family members, his handling of the Cold War, and such events as the Berlin crisis and Wall, his intervention in the Vietnam War, the invasion of Cuba and Bay of Pigs disaster, the Cuban Missile crisis, and the beginnings of space exploration. The bibliography includes a list of publications concerning his life and work. The index thoroughly cross-references the chronological and encyclopedic entries.
Rebeca Mauleón-Santana, author of the critically-acclaimed Salsa Guidebook for Piano and Ensemble and co-editor of The Latin Real Book, creates the ultimate resource for the aspiring as well as the seasoned Afro-Caribbean pianist with her newest book, 101 Montunos.Tracing over one hundred years of development, Mauleón explores the range and variety of the piano´s role in popular Afro-Caribbean music, from its early beginnings to the latest in contemporary styles. 101 Montunos is a journey through dozens of styles which form the basis of modern-day Salsa and Latin Jazz, from the Cuban danzón and songo to the Puerto Rican bomba and Dominican merengue.This guide gives detailed examples of the most popular rhythms in Afro-Caribbean music, and includes recorded performances on CDs by the author herself. With a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) text, 101 Montunos gives the reader a glimpse into the intricate and syncopated world of Latin piano-playing, featuring well over one hundred montuno patterns and variations-most including bass lines-as well as several solo fragments by some of the most renowned pianists in the field.This book and two CD package is a must for any pianist or keyboardist wishing to explore the detailed history and technique of this marvelous art form.
This virtuoso work, based on the Cuban Habanera rhythm, was composed in 1887 and is a part of standard concert repertoire. Following Christine Baur’s highly successful Bärenreiter Urtext edition of Saint Saens’ ´´Allegro appassionato” (BA 9047), the editor now presents the ´´Havanaise” in the version for violin and piano.This first-ever critical edition of ´´Havanaise” draws on both the composer’s autograph version for violin and piano as well as the later orchestrated version. Where the solo part of the orchestral version differs from the version for violin and piano, the variants are shown in the violin part as ossias.The editor offers a concise and informative introduction (Eng/Ger/ Fr) on the history and compositional process of ´´Havanaise”; a detailed critical commentary (Eng) concludes this Urtext edition.- First scholarly-critical edition of this work- Variants from the orchestral version shown in the violin part
Fully annotated movie guide. Includes detailed essays; interviews with filmmakers Oliver Stone, Brian De Palma and Al Pacino, shot by shot breakdown and more. Scarface is a powerful, stylized commentary on violence, materialism, excess, corruption and crime in America. Set during the drug-driven decadence of Miami in the 1980s, it is a rags to riches story about the rise and fall of an illegal immigrant from dishwasher to narcotics kingpin who is undone by greed and delusions of grandeur triggered by cocaine psychosis. It is both thrilling entertainment and a wicked, nightmarish parody of the American dream. Scarface: The Ultimate Guide places the movie in its historical context and examines its origins, development, production, release, critical reception and current status in the culture. The highlight of the book is a detailed analysis of the movie from first frame to fade out. Everything there is to possibly know about the history of the 1983 gangster classic is here. Sit back, grab a glass of gin, spark up a Cuban cigar, check the magazine in your M16 assault rifle with 40mm grenade launcher, find a mirror or clear a surface on your desk and let Scarface: The Ultimate Guide take you on an illuminating tour of your favorite movie. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Dennis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017234/bk_acx0_017234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What really happened when the world´s two greatest superpowers went head to head during the Cold War? We Now Know is a major reappraisal of the struggle for political and ideological supremacy between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Published in 1997 by Pulitzer Prize-winning American John Lewis Gaddis - ´´The Dean Of Cold War Historians´´, according to The New York Times - We Now Know uses fascinating and previously unavailable source material. New documents from the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe allow Gaddis to produce the first-ever comparative international history of the Cold War. The book takes a detailed look at this unique conflict, putting forward new theories about why two ideologically opposed empires rose up and how their long power struggle dominated international affairs. Gaddis received America´s prestigious National Humanities Medal for ´´deepening the nation´s understanding´´, and We Now Know is still crucial to anyone fascinated by this incredible period in international history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060590/bk_acx0_060590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.