LLILAS Faculty Book Series: Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance

image from Danzon book by professor Robin Moore and Alejandro Madrid
Danzon. Photo courtesy of LLIILAS

Initially branching out of the European contradance tradition, the danzón first emerged as a distinct form of music and dance among black performers in nineteenth-century Cuba. By the early twentieth-century, it had exploded in popularity throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean basin. A fundamentally hybrid music and dance complex, it reflects the fusion of European and African elements and had a strong influence on the development of later Latin dance traditions as well as early jazz in New Orleans. Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance studies the emergence, hemisphere-wide influence, and historical and contemporary significance of this music and dance phenomenon.

Professor Robin Moore (School of Music) and his co-author Alejandro Madrid (University of Illinois at Chicago) present their new book.

Event Details


3.24.14 | 12:00 pm


Sid Richardson Hall
2300 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712