Esme s Birthday Conga Line

Esme lives with her grandparents on the uppermost floor of the topmost best building. It's her birthday. Mimi and Pipo gave her a beautiful guitar. But they didn't plan a birthday party. Esme thinks this is the way with grandparents.

Esme s Birthday Conga Line

Esme always has a plan. A funny and sweet early illustrated chapter book about a problem-solving girl who has to manage her own birthday bash. For fans of Dory Fantasmagory. Esme lives with her grandparents on the uppermost floor of the topmost best building. It's her birthday. Mimi and Pipo gave her a beautiful guitar. But they didn't plan a birthday party. Esme thinks this is the way with grandparents. They don't know about parties or piñatas or birthday cake. No problem! Esme is great at problem solving. With the help of her cat, El Toro, and a LOT of help from her neighbors in the topmost best building, the irrepressible Esme gets the birthday party of her dreams.

The Governor of Desire

Chained, then bribed to dumb summaries of the meagerest tricks of man, elephants dance in kindergarten conga lines.

The Governor of Desire

Chained, then bribed to dumb summaries of the meagerest tricks of man, elephants dance in kindergarten conga lines. The circus makes the large do little things. From "Bread and Circus." Paper edition (unseen), $8.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Musica

A discography and bibliography complete this comprehensive story of Latin America's extraordinary rhythmic tradition.

Musica

Provides an illustrated guide to salsa music and it history, with sections on the musical styles, dances, and performers within the genre, as well as a bibliography and discography.

Queens of Havana

A nostalgic memoir offers a firsthand account of Cuba's first all-female band, their international success in the late 1930s, their continued performances following the revolution, and their unique blend of jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha, and ...

Queens of Havana

A nostalgic memoir offers a firsthand account of Cuba's first all-female band, their international success in the late 1930s, their continued performances following the revolution, and their unique blend of jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha, and other musical forms that made them so popular at home and abroad.

Salsiology

Extensively illustrated with photographs of the bands and clubs as well as the key leaders and promoters, the book also contains interviews with top performers and others instrumental in making salsa what it is today.

Salsiology

Boggs presents a readable, exciting history of Salsa, showing how Afro-Cuban music was embraced in New York City and how it has undergone cycles of popularity and been replicated abroad. From its roots in Cuba through present-day Salsa clubs, Boggs provides a tour of a popular music form that has had a significant impact on the Latin community as well as contemporary musicians and composers. Extensively illustrated with photographs of the bands and clubs as well as the key leaders and promoters, the book also contains interviews with top performers and others instrumental in making salsa what it is today.

Frankie Manning

In the early days of swing dancing, Frankie Manning stood out for his moves and his innovative routines; he created the "air step" in the Lindy hop, a dance that took the U.S. and then the world by storm.

Frankie Manning

In the early days of swing dancing, Frankie Manning stood out for his moves and his innovative routines; he created the "air step" in the Lindy hop, a dance that took the U.S. and then the world by storm. In this fascinating autobiography, choreographer and Tony Award winner (Black and Blue) Frankie Manning recalls how his first years of dancing as a teenager at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom led to his becoming chief choreographer and a lead dancer for "Whitey's Lindy Hoppers," a group that appeared on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on stages around the globe. Manning brings the Swing Era vividly back to life with his recollections of crowded ballrooms and of Lindy hoppers trying to outdo each other in spectacular performances. His memories of the many headliners and film stars, as well as uncelebrated dancers with whom he shared the stage, create a unique portrait of an era in which African American performers enjoyed the spotlight, if not a star's prerogatives and salary. With collaborator Cynthia Millman, Manning traces the evolution of swing dancing from its early days in Harlem through the post-World War II period, until it was eclipsed by rock 'n' roll and then disco. When swing made a comeback, Manning's 30-year hiatus ended. He has been performing, choreographing, and teaching ever since.

The Book of Salsa

Rondón tells the engaging story of salsa's roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and of its emergence and development in the 1960s as a distinct musical movement in New York.

The Book of Salsa

Rondón tells the engaging story of salsa's roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and of its emergence and development in the 1960s as a distinct musical movement in New York. Rondón presents salsa as a truly pan-Caribbean phenomenon, emerging in the migrations and interactions, the celebrations and conflicts that marked the region. Although salsa is rooted in urban culture, Rondón explains, it is also a commercial product produced and shaped by professional musicians, record producers, and the music industry. --from publisher description.

Life on the Hyphen

Life on the Hyphen


Mambo Kingdom

In this collection of profiles and essays, Max Salazar, perhaps the most eminent Latin-music historian in the United States, tells the story of the music and the musicians who made it happen.

Mambo Kingdom

In this collection of profiles and essays, Max Salazar, perhaps the most eminent Latin-music historian in the United States, tells the story of the music and the musicians who made it happen.

Voices of Latin Rock

VOICES OF LATIN ROCK THE PEOPLE AND EVENTS THAT CREATED THIS SOUND

Voices of Latin Rock

VOICES OF LATIN ROCK THE PEOPLE AND EVENTS THAT CREATED THIS SOUND

Rebeli n Es El Giro de Manos Del Amante

Poems in English and Spanish that discuss what it means to be Puerto Rican in the United States today.

Rebeli  n Es El Giro de Manos Del Amante

Poems in English and Spanish that discuss what it means to be Puerto Rican in the United States today.

Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus