How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
. New York: Plume/Penguin, 1992.
This is a story of a an immigrant Dominican family; their exile, Hispanic culture, and the American Dream, and brings to attention many of the issues that immigrant families face.
260 Drum Machine Patterns
. Milwaukee, WI:. Hal Leonard Publishing Company, 1987.
This book contains 260 rhythm patterns and breaks, or fills, presented in both musical notation and “step time” grids.
Music in Latin America; An Introduction
. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1976.
This book contains a description of the Latin American historical and cultural environment from the sixteenth to the twentieth century that produced a given music repertory, and the stylistic analysis of that repertory.
A Guide to the Music of Latin America:
Washington, D.C.: The Pan American Union, 1962.
This book is an annotated bibliography for the study of Latin American music, and includes an introductory historical survey of each country.
Chavez, Leo R.
. New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1992.
This book contains a description and analysis of the lives of undocumented workers in southern California, particularly San Diego County.
Salsa, The Rhythm of Latin Music
. Crown Point, IN: White Cliffs Media Company, 1989.
This book is a document of the Cuban, American, Puerto Rican, and Brazilian influences in salsa music, and the instruments, rhythms, and arrangements of this music.
Kleiner, Audry, and Cole, Marilyn.
Fania All Stars songbook
. Hialeah, Florida:Columbia Pictures Publication, 1978.
This book is a collection of photos, stories, and songs of popular Latin musicians, arranged for piano and voice.
How to Play Latin American Rhythm Instruments.
Melville, NY 11746: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, 1966. This instruction book teaches how to play Latin American rhythms and rhythm instruments.
Pessar, Patricia R.
A Visa for a Dream.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1995. Case studies of Dominican immigrants which explain the cultures and lives of these newest Americans, and bring out the complex ways they are coming to terms with and creatively adapting to life in a new land.
Pedraza, S. and Rumbaut, R. G.
Origins and Destinies.
Boston: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1996
This book is a collection of new interpretive essays, written by 46 scholars, which aims to connect the themes of immigration, race, and ethnicity in America in historical and contemporary contexts.
Roberts, John Storm.
The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin America.
Music on the United States.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1979 This book documents the roots and influence of nineteenth and twentieth century Latin music in the popular music styles of the United States.
Hunger of Memory
. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1981.
A Mexican-American tells the story of his life, and how important it is to learn English.
When I was Puerto Rican
. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.
Esmeralda Santiago shares the memories of her childhood in Puerto Rico, and her immigrant story of the bewildering years of transition in New York City.
Remaking America: Contemporary U. S. Immigration
, Yale Teachers Institute. Dr. Patricia Pessar, 1996.
Central Connecticut State College. Dr. Dennis G. Waring, 1994.
Denmark. Den Rytmiske Aftenskoles Forlag, 1986.
This instruction book teaches how to play the rhythms and rhythm instruments from Cuba and Brazil.
The World Book Encyclopedia
. Chicago/London/Sydney/Toronto: World Book Incorporated, 1994. Volumes 4, 5, 11, and 15.
World Music, The Rough Guide
. London, NY: Rough Guide, Penguin Books, 1995.
This book is a detailed coverage of the music of seventy different countries and regions of the world, excluding American pop, rock, jazz, and country music, and features interviews, lyric translations, reviews, discographies, and articles about music to be seen and heard live around the globe.