Javier F. LeA^3n and Helena Simonett curate a collection of essential writings from the last twenty-five years of Latin American music studies. Chosen as representative, outstanding, and influential in the field, each article appears in English translation. A detailed new introduction by LeA^3n and Simonett both surveys and contextualizes the history of Latin American ethmusicology, opening the door for readers energized by the musical forms brought and nurtured by immigrants from throughout Latin America. Contributors: Marina Alonso BolaA+-os, JosA(c) Jorge de Carvalho, Maria IgnA*z Cruz Mello, Gonzalo Camacho DA-az, Claudio F. DA-az, Rodrigo Cantos Savelli Gomes, Juan Pablo GonzA!lez, Javier F. LeA^3n, RubA(c)n LA^3pez Ca, Angela LA hning, Jorge MartA-nez Ulloa, Julio MendA-vil, Carlos MiA+-ana Blasco, RaA * l R. Romero, IA+-igo SA!nchez Fuarros, Carlos Sandroni, Carolina SantamarA-a Delgado, Helena Simonett, Rodrigo Torres Alvarado, and Alejandro Vera.
Javier F. LeA^3n is the director of the Latin American Music Center at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and an adjunct professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Helena Simonett is an assistant professor of Latin American studies, adjunct assistant professor of music history and literature, and associate director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Banda: Mexican Musical Life across Borders and the editor of The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More! .