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Title My Havana : the musical city of Carlos Varela / edited by Maria Caridad Cumana, Karen Dubinsky, and Xenia Reloba de la Cruz ; translator, Ana Elena Arazoza ; [with a foreword by Jackson Browne].

Publication Info. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Varela,C MYH    Available
Description xxviii, 281 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note "Lyrics of Varela's recorded songs"--Pages [125]-261.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-270) and index.
Contents Introduction : Varela's musical city / María Caridad Cumaná and Karen Dubinsky -- Carlos Varela : the distinguished son of William Tell / Joaquín Borges-Triana -- The persistence of "memorias" / Robert Nasatir -- "Politics don't fit in a sugar bowl" : Cuba in the 1990s through the music of Varela / Xenia Reloba de la Cruz -- Carlos Varela and the carousel of Cuban history / Karen Dubinsky -- A singer who uses the guitar as a camera : the cinematic quality of Carlos Varela's songs / María Caridad Cumaná -- Singing the cityscape : Varela as urban chronicler / Susan Thomas -- Carlos Varela, protest song, and Cuban music history / Robin Moore -- Epilogue : Carlos Varela : a Cuban who knows the past but can also see the future / Paul Webster Hare -- Interview : Beginning a new Cuban dream : an interview with Carlos Varela / María Caridad Cumaná and Karen Dubinsky -- Appendix : Lyrics of Varela's recorded songs in English and Spanish.
Summary For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela's life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation.
Language In English, with lyrics of songs in Spanish and English.
Subject Varela, Carlos, 1963- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Varela, Carlos, 1963- -- Influence.
Havana (Cuba) -- Social life and customs.
Popular music -- Cuba -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Political aspects -- Cuba.
Songs, Spanish -- Cuba -- Texts -- Translations into English.
Added Author Dubinsky, Karen, editor.
Cumaná, María Caridad, 1964- editor.
Reloba, Xenia, editor.
Arazoza, Ana Elena, translator.
Added Title Musical city of Carlos Varela
ISBN 9781442647718 (bound)
144264771X (bound)
9781442615786 (pbk.)
1442615788 (pbk.)

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