Andrew Grant Wood's Agustin Lara: A Cultural Biography (Currents in Latin PDF

By Andrew Grant Wood

ISBN-10: 0199892458

ISBN-13: 9780199892457

Few Mexican musicians within the 20th century accomplished as a lot notoriety or had such a global effect because the renowned singer and songwriter Agustín Lara (1897-1970). well known as "el flaco de oro" ("the Golden Skinny"), this remarkably skinny fellow was once prolific around the genres of bolero, ballad, and folks. His so much liked "Granada", a track so enduring that it's been coated by means of the likes of Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, and Placido Domingo, is at the present time a typical within the vocal repertory. even if, there exists little or no biographical literature on Lara in English. In Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography, writer Andrew Wood's knowledgeable and informative placement of Lara's paintings in a broader cultural context offers a wealthy and complete interpreting of the lifetime of this crucial musical determine. Lara's profession as a media star in addition to musician offers a great window on Mexican society within the mid-twentieth century and on pop culture in Latin the United States. wooden additionally delves into Lara's tune itself, bringing to mild how the composer's paintings unites a couple of vital currents in Latin tune of his day, quite the bolero. With shut musicological concentration and in-depth cultural research using along the biographical narrative, Agustin Lara: A Cultural Biography is a welcome learn to aficionados and performers of Latin American musics, in addition to a priceless addition to the examine of contemporary Mexican track and Latin American pop culture as a whole.

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