Mexican American Mojo: Popular Music, Dance, and Urban Culture in Los Angeles, 1935-1968 by Anthony Macias (Paperback, 2008)
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- DescriptionStretching from the years during the Second World War when young couples jitterbugged across the dance floor at the Zenda Ballroom, through the early 1950s when honking ter saxophones could be heard at the Angelus Hall, to the Spanish-language cosmopolitanism of the late 1950s and 1960s, Mexican American Mojo is a lively account of Mexican American urban culture in wartime and postwar Los Angeles as seen through the evolution of dance styles, nightlife, and, above all, popular music. Revealing the links between a vibrant Chica music culture and postwar social and geographic mobility, Anthony Macias shows how by participating in jazz, the zoot suit phemen, car culture, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and Latin music, Mexican Americans t only rejected second-class citizenship and demeaning stereotypes, but also transformed Los Angeles. Macias conducted numerous interviews for Mexican American Mojo, and the voices of little-kwn artists and fans fill its pages. In addition, more famous musicians such as Ritchie Valens and Lalo Guerrero are considered anew in relation to their contemporaries and the city. Macias examines language, fashion, and subcultures to trace the history of hip and cool in Los Angeles as well as the Chica influence on urban culture. He argues that a grass-roots multicultural urban civility that challenged the attempted containment of Mexican Americans and African Americans emerged in the neighborhoods, schools, nightclubs, dance halls, and auditoriums of mid-twentieth-century Los Angeles. So take a little trip with Macias, via streetcar or freeway, to a time when Los Angeles had advanced public high school music programs, segregated musicians' union locals, a highbrow municipal Bureau of Music, independent R & B labels, and robust rock and roll and Latin music scenes.
- Author BiographyAnthony Macias is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside.
- Author(s)Anthony Macias
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication11/11/2008
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleRefiguring American Music
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note42 illustrations, 2 maps
- Weight599 g
- Width3971 mm
- Height5983 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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