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Music in Cuba by Alejo Carpentier

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Published by University of Minnesota Press .
Written in English


  • Music,
  • Social Aspects Of Music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Cuba,
  • Ethnic,
  • Genres & Styles - Latin,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsAlan West-Duran (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8070306M
ISBN 100816632294
ISBN 109780816632299

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