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Barrio Rhythm: MEXICAN AMERICAN MUSIC IN LOS ANGELES (Music in American Life) (Paperback)

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      The hit movie La Bamba (based on the life of Richie Valens), the
        versatile singer Linda Ronstadt, and the popular rock group Los Lobos
        all have roots in the dynamic music of the Mexican-American community
        in East Los Angeles. With the recent "Eastside Renaissance"
        in the area, barrio music has taken on symbolic power throughout the Southwest,
        yet its story has remained undocumented and virtually untold. In Barrio
        Rhythm, Steven Loza brings this hidden history to life, demonstrating
        the music's essential role in the cultural development of East Los Angeles
        and its influence on mainstream popular culture.
      Drawing from oral histories and other primary sources, as well as from
        appropriate representative songs, Loza provides a historical overview
        of the music from the nineteenth century to the present and offers in-depth
        profiles of nine Mexican-American artists, groups, and entrepreneurs in
        Southern California from the post-World War II era to the present. His
        interviews with many of today's most influential barrio musicians, including
        members of Los Lobos, Eddie Cano, Lalo Guerrero, and Willie
        chronicle the cultural forces active in this complex urban community.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9780252062889
ISBN-10: 0252062884
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 1993
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: Music in American Life