Monday, November 30, 2009

Books: Recomended reading.

"Origins of Cuban Music and Dance"
By 'Benjamin Lapidus' 2008

"The Clave Matrix"
Afro-Cuban Rhythm: Its Principals And African Origins
By David Peñalosa 2009

"The Light Inside"
By 'David H. Brown'

I can't say enough about this book, other than "superb".
This is "one of" the best, in depth, authoritative works written in English on the subject of the Abakuá Society in Cuba.
(other than the works of Dr. Ivor Miller and works in Spanish by 'Fernando Ortiz' and 'Lydia Cabrera')

In hardcover, 286 pages, beautiful color photos, black and white photos, maps totaling 123.
The size of the book is 10.4 x 7.1 x 1.1 inches and weighs 1.7 pounds. When this book came out it sold for $45.00... it's available on for under $9.00 I bought my "Hardcover" 1st printing copy last summer at a bookstore here in Manhattan for $7.85!
(there are actually things in this book that are generally considered not to be revealed)

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