Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana
In Buena Vista in the Club, Geoffrey Baker traces the trajectory of the Havana hip hop scene from the late 1980s to the present and analyzes its partial eclipse by reggaetón. While Cuban officials initially rejected rap as “the music of the enemy,” leading figures in the hip hop scene soon convinced certain cultural institutions to accept and then promote rap as part of Cu...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published April 14th 2011 by Duke University Press Books
(first published March 24th 2011)
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