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Additional Resources

Suggested Viewing on Mambo Music & Dance:

Latin Music USA (PBS Documentary and Website)

The Spirit Moves: A History of Black Social Dance on Film, 1900-1986. Directed by Mura Dehn.

Mambo Madness, Courtney Hafela Productions, 1955.

Suggested Reading on Mambo Dancing:

Goldman, Danielle. “Mambo’s Open Shines: Causing Circles at the Palladium.” In I Want to Be Ready: Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom, 28–54. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010.

McMains, Juliet. “Hot Latin Dance: Ethnic Identity and Stereotype.” In The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity, edited by Anthony Shay. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, in press.

Thompson, Robert Farris. “Teaching the People to Triumph over Times: Notes from the World of Mambo.” In Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk: How Movement Shapes Identity, edited by Susanna Sloat, 336–344. University Press of Florida, 2002.

Suggested Reading on Mambo Music:

Boggs, Vernon W., ed. Salsiology: Afro-Cuban Music and The Evolution of Salsa In New York City. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992.

García, David F. Arsenio Rodríguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Loza, Steven. Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Rondón, César Miguel. The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City. Trans. Frances R. Aparicio with Jackie White. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Salazar, Max. Mambo Kingdom: Latin Music in New York. New York: Schirmer Trade Books, 2002.

Singer, Roberta L. and Elena Martínez. “A South Bronx Latin Music Tale.” CENTRO Journal 9, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 177–199.

Sublette, Ned. Cuba and its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2004.

Useful Mambo Websites:

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