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  • Nor-tec Rifa!by Alejandro L. Madrid

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 21.99

    At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the Nor-tec phenomenon emerged from the border city of Tijuana, and through modern Internet technology quickly conquered a global audience. Marketed as a kind of "ethnic" electronic dance music, Nor-tec samples sounds of traditional music from the north of Mexico, transforming these sounds through computer technology... more...

  • Transnational Encountersby Alejandro L. Madrid

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 41.99

    This book explores the transnational connections that inform the large diversity of musical traditions from the U.S.-Mexico border (from nortena and cumbia to indigenous musics, Afro-American traditions and pop musics) while keeping an eye on their powerful local significance, in an attempt to redefine notions like "border," "nation," "migration,"... more...

  • In Search of Julián Carrillo and Sonido 13by Alejandro L. Madrid

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    In the 1920s, the Mexican composer Julián Carrillo (1875-1965) developed a microtonal system called El Sonido 13 (The 13th Sound). Eschewing traditionally linear historical frameworks, In Search of Julián Carrillo and Sonido 13 employs an innovative transhistorical narrative in which past, present and future are explored dialogically in order to... more...

  • Postnational Musical Identitiesby Ignacio Corona; Alejandro L. Madrid

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 42.50

    The interdisciplinary essays gathered in this volume explore how music audiences and markets are imagined in a globalized scenario, how music reflects and reflects upon new understandings of citizenship beyond the nation-state, and how music works as a site of resistance against globalization. Focusing on the Americas, they cast a new light on the... more...

  • Danzónby Alejandro L. Madrid; Robin D. Moore

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    Initially branching out of the European contradance tradition, the danzón first emerged as a distinct form of music and dance among black performers in nineteenth-century Cuba. By the early twentieth-century, it had exploded in popularity throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean basin. Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance studies... more...

  • Experimentalisms in Practiceby Ana R. Alonso-Minutti; Eduardo Herrera; Alejandro L. Madrid

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 26.99

    Taking a broad approach to a wide variety of Latin@ and Latin American music traditions, Experimentalisms in Practice challenges traditional notions of what has been considered experimental, and provides new points of entry to reevaluate modern and avant-garde music studies. more...

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