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Avant-Mier, Roberto

2010 Rock the Nation: Latin/o Identitites and the Latin Rock Diaspora. New York, NY: Continuum Press (study of the impact of Latinos in Anglo rock; also includes the history of Mexican American rock).

Cepeda, María E.

2010 Musical ImagiNation: U.S.-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom. New York, NY: New York University Press (Study of recent trends in Colombian and U.S.-Colombian music, with particular emphasis on Shakira, Aterciopelados, and the late-1990s "Latin Explosion").

Flores, Juan

2000 From bomba to hip-hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity. New York, NY: Columbia University Press (sociological study of stateside Puerto Rican music and culture).

2008 The Diaspora Strikes Back: Caribeño Tales of Learning and Turning. New York, NY: Routledge (study of Caribbean transnationalism and migration, particularly of the impact Nuyoricans have had on Puerto Ricans; includes sections on salsa and hip hop).

Fuchs, Cynthia

2007 "‘There’s my Territory’: Shakira Crossing Over." In From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture, edited by Myra Mendible. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press (excellent introduction to Shakira’s career up to 2006).

Glasser, Ruth

1997 My Music Is my Flag: Puerto Rican Musicians and Their New York Communities, 1917–1940. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (historical study of New York-based Puerto Rican musicians in the interwar period).

Loza, Steven

1993 Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press (ethnomusicological study of Chicano music in East LA).

Madrid, Alejandro L.

2008 Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (study of the Nor-tec phenomenon, Tijuana culture, and border life).

Madrid, Alejandro L., ed.

2011 Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.–Mexico Border. New York: Oxford University Press.

Morales, Ed

2003 The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music from BossaNnova to Salsa and Beyond. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press (journalistic account of a wide range of Latino musics, including rock, balada, nuyorican salsa, Latin pop, and Latin jazz).

Pacini Hernandez, Deborah

2010 Oye como va!: Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press (wide-ranging study of Latino music-making across the United States; includes discussions of Latino rock, cumbia, reggaeton, merengue, and bachata).

Pacini Hernandez, Deborah, Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste, and Eric Zolov

2004 Rockin’ las Américas: The global politics of rock in Latin/o America. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press (edited collection of interdisciplinary essays on rock cultures from a dozen places in the Americas).

Paredez, Deborah

2009 Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. Chapel Hill: Duke University Press (study of the impact of Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla, particularly of the commemorations that occurred after her passing).

Peña, Manuel H.

1999 Música Tejana: The cultural economy of artistic transformation. Houston, TX: University of Houston Press (includes chapters on Texas-Mexican conjunto, Orquesta Tejana, and La Onda Chicana).

Ragland, Catherine

2009 Música norteña: Mexican Americans Creating a Nation Between Nations. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press (ethnographic study of norteña, including a thorough chapter on Los Tigres del Norte).

Rivera, Raquel Z.

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Roberts, John Storm

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San Miguel, Jr., Guadalupe

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Washburne, Christopher

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Spanish-Language Sources

Cabral, Euri.

2009 El Merengue y la Bachata: orígenes, etapas y líderes. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Producciones Ella y él (historical overview of the development of both styles).

Estrada, Tere

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Marshall, Wayne, Raquel Z. Rivera, and Deborah Pacini Hernandez

2010 "Los circuitos socio-sónicos del reggaetón." Revista Trans 14 (article that includes a definition of the genre and a discussion of its development).

Polimeni, Carlos

2001 Bailando sobre los Escombros: Historia Crítica del Rock Latinoamericano. Buenos Aires: Biblos (concise overview of Latin American rock, including Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile).

Quintero Rivera, çngel

1998 Salsa, sabor y control! Sociología de la música "tropical." México: Siglo Veintiuno Editores (study of Puerto Rican dance music, including salsa and bolero, from the perspective of cultural studies).

Rondón, César Miguel

2004 El libro de la salsa: Crónica de la música del Caribe urbano. Bogotá, Colombia: Ediciones B (foundational study of salsa first published in 1979;it focuses mostly on New York City salsa).

Semán, Pablo and Pablo Vila

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Tinajero Medina, Rubén and María del Rosario Hernández Iznaga

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Ulloa, Alejandro

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Valenzuela Arce, José Manuel

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Valenzuela, José Manuel and Gloria González

1999 Oye Cómo Va: Rencuentro del Rock Tijuanense. Tijuana, MX: Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud (historical overview of Tijuana musicians and rock bands from the 1950s through the 1990s, including Peace and Love, Santana, Javier Bátiz, Tijuana NO, and Julieta Venegas).


Blank, Les and Strachwitz, Chris

2003 Chulas Fronteras [1976]. DVD. Arhoolie Records.

Chalfant, Henry

2006 From Mambo to Hip Hop (hour-long documentary focusing on Puerto Ricans in the South Bronx, including Tito Puente, Ray Barreto, and the Rock Steady Crew).

De Beaufort, Marc

2009 Sin Mapa (documentary film that follows band Calle 13 as they visit several Latin American countries;in Spanish).

Nava, Gregory

1997 Selena (fictional film account of the Tejana star’s career).

Valdez, Luis

1987 La Bamba (biopic of late-1950s Mexican-American rock and roller Ritchie Valens; Los Lobos performs the main songs).

Various arists

2000 Latin Rock Explosion (CD anthology of some of the most famous Latin American rock bands).

2009 Latin Music USA (PBS documentary, 4 one-hour long episodes covering Latin jazz, salsa, Chicano rock, and Latin pop; excellent complement to this chapter).

Wickham, Nick

2007 Shakira: Oral Fixation Tour 2007 (concert video of the tour following the album discussed in the textbook).

Wilkman, Jon

2009 Chicano Rock!: The Sounds of East Los Angeles (PBS documentary on the history of Mexican-American rock in Los Angeles).