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Tania León's Stride: A Polyrhythmic Life

Alejandro L. Madrid


More than a simple biography, this book is an affective exploration of the life and works of Cuban American composer Tania León in relation to questions of identity politics, nostalgia, ethnicity, absence, and diaspora. The book explores the composer’s upbringing in Cuba, the reasons to leave the island at a complicated political moment after the triumph of the Cuban revolution, her adaptation to U.S. culture through her involvement in a number of historically important African American artistic projects at the end of the civil rights movement, and the development of her unique compositional v ... More

Keywords: Biography, American music, Latinx music, African American culture, Race, Diaspora, identity politics, nostalgia, absence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043949
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043949.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandro L. Madrid, author
Cornell University