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American Latin Music
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American Latin Music
Rumba Rhythms, Bossa Nova, and the Salsa Sound
Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! The crowd sways to the melodic strumming of a bossa nova guitarist. A vocalist...
Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! The crowd sways to the melodic strumming of a bossa nova guitarist. A vocalist...
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  • Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! The crowd sways to the melodic strumming of a bossa nova guitarist.
    A vocalist belts out lyrics that blend English and Spanish.
    Couples dance to salsa's syncopated rhythms.
    These are the sounds of Latin music.

    Before Latin music exploded into the mainstream in the 1990s, it was on the sidelines of American pop. Ritchie Valens fused Latin dance music with rock. Julio Iglesias popularized Latin ballads in the United States. And Gloria Estefan was the first crossover artist. But after Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" exploded onto the pop scene in 1999, Latin music took center stage.

    Follow the evolution of Latin music through the decades. Learn how its distinct sounds and catchy rhythms have been integrated into American pop. Discover how it is used for political expression. And read more about stars such as Victor Jara, Selena, and Shakira.

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  • Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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  • School Library Journal

    November 1, 2012

    Gr 6 Up-From bluegrass to blue-eyed soul and bubblegum pop to hip-hop, readers discover the exciting evolution of music in America. Origins, influences, controversies, and artists are presented in a writing style that is engaging and accessible. Revealing quotes by artists are highlighted. Musical terms such as "melisma," "grunge," and "punk" are worked in seamlessly and defined in the texts as well as in the glossaries. "Must Download" playlists (which include songs that span styles and decades) appear throughout each title, encouraging readers to listen to the best music in each genre. Every title is packed with color and black-and-white photographs, snazzy fonts, and vivid sidebars. The indexes are not thorough (e.g., Pearl Jam has its own page, but the band is not in the index), but the books are short and well organized enough that this, most likely, is not a problem. This informative set will be useful for reports and of high interest to reluctant readers.

    Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

    "From bluegrass to blue-eyed soul and bubblegum pop to hip-hop, readers discover the exciting evolution of music in America. Origins, influences, controversies, and artists are presented in a writing style that is engaging and accessible. Revealing quotes by artists are highlighted. Musical terms such as 'melisma,' 'grunge,' and 'punk' are worked in seamlessly and defined in the texts as well as in the glossaries. 'Must Download' playlists (which include songs that span styles and decades) appear throughout each title, encouraging readers to listen to the best music in each genre. Every title is packed with color and black-and-white photographs, snazzy fonts, and vivid sidebars. The indexes are not thorough (e.g., Pearl Jam has its own page, but the band is not in the index), but the books are short and well organized enough that this, most likely, is not a problem. This informative set will be useful for reports and of high interest to reluctant readers." —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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