Music, race, & nation : música tropical in Colombia

  title={Music, race, \& nation : m{\'u}sica tropical in Colombia},
  author={Peter Wade},
Long a favourite on dance floors in Latin America, the "porro", "cumbia" and "vallenato" styles that make up Colombia's "musica tropical" are now enjoying international success. How did music - which has its roots in a black, marginal region of the country - manage, from the 1940s onward, to become so popular in a nation that had prided itself on its white heritage? Peter Wade explores the history of "musica tropical", analyzing its rise in the context of the development of the broadcast media… 
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