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Centro Journal

Volume 16, no. 1 2004 spring
Special Issue: Puerto Rican Music and Dance: RicanStructing Roots/Routes, Part I
Juan Flores and Wilson A. Valentín-Escobar

Preface
Juan Flores and Wilson A. Valentín-Escobar

The Year 1898 in the Music of the Caribbean: Cuba and Puerto Rico in the Machinations of the U.S. Music Industry
Leonardo Acosta

When Bomba Becomes the National Music of the Puerto Rican Nation…
Juan Cartagena

Plena and the Negotiation of “National” Identity in Puerto Rico
Marilyn Miller

La negra de Ponce: una entrevista con Ruth Fernández (el alma de Puerto Rico hecha canción)
Marvette Pérez

A Challenge for Puerto Rican Music: How to Build A Soberao for Bomba
Halbert Barton

El ser jíbaro en Piquito
Grego Marcano

Somos un solo pueblo y la construcción de la migración en el Banco Popular
Maribel Ortiz Márquez

Tremendo rumbón: una entrevista con Genaro “Heny” Álvarez
Juan Flores and Jorge Matos Valldejuli

Si de cantar se trata
Lourdes Vázquez

Five Decades of the Puerto Rican Music Scene in Chicago: A Personal Recollection
Carlos Flores

Contesting that Damned Mambo: Arsenio Rodríguez, Authenticity, and the People of El Barrio and the Bronx in the 1950s
David F. García

A South Bronx Music Tale
Roberta L. Singer and Elena Martínez
 

Volume XVI - Number 2 (Fall 2004)
Puerto Rican Music and Dance: Rican Structing Roots/Routes, Part II
Fall 2004
Vol.XVI, No.2, 300 pages
Guest Editors Juan Flores and Wilson A. Valentín-Escobar

Preface
Juan Flores and Wilson Valentín-Escobar

strong>Perspectives on “Salsa”
Leonardo Acosta

Entre la poesía y la música: Victor Hernández Cruz y el mapa musical nuyorican
Francisco Cabanillas

The Musical Poet, A Session with Victor Hernández Cruz
Francisco Cabanillas

Salsa Symbiosis: Barry Rogers, Eddie Palmieri’s Chief Collaborator in the Making of La Perfecta
David Carp

¡Ecua Jei! Ismael Rivera, El Sonero Mayor (A Personal Recollection)
Aurora Flores

Memorializing La Lupe and Lavoe: Singing Vulgarity, Transnationalism and Gender
Frances Aparicio and Wilson A. Valentín-Escobar

# Poems: “Ode to Celia,” “Puerto Rican Discovery #11 Samba Rumba Cha-Cha Be-Bop Hip Hop,” “Dance with Me”
Sandra María Esteves

Mambo on 2: The Birth of a New Form of Dance in New York City
Sydney Hutchinson

Salsa Dance: Latino/a history in motion
Priscilla Renta

Salsa music as expressive liberation
Marisol Berríos-Miranda

"Yo tengo sentido, tengo rima”: Cano Estremera and the Art of Soneo
Benjamin Lapidus

Rejecting the Shadow: Steve Berrios, An Apache of the skins, discusses his musical Influences, Latin Jazz music, and the significance of the Fort Apache Band
Wilson A. Valentín-Escobar

Go and Make Disciples: An Analysis of the Salsa Evangélica Movement in Puerto Rico
Luis Vazquez

Profetas de la cultura: Notes on the Puerto Rican Reggae of Cultura Profética
Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández

Everything you’ve ever heard, and nothing you’ve ever heard: Ricanstruction, New-Nuyorican punk activists
Jorge Arévalo Mateus

Entrevista a Tego Calderón
Raquel Z. Rivera

Creolité in the ‘Hood: Diaspora as source and challenge
Juan Flores