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National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance

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When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim?n Bolivar, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American soci ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published January 30th 2004 by University of New Mexico Press
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