Book Edited by Meira Goldberg on the Fandango Available in the U.S.


A book co-edited by K. Meira Goldberg, Film, Media, and Performing Arts, titled The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song and Dance: Spaniards, Indians, Africans and Gypsies, published by Cambridge Scholars, is now available in the U.S. Antoni Pizà of the Graduate Center at CUNY was her co-editor on the project. Goldberg teaches flamenco in the department and is an authority on Spanish dance forms.

From the Cambridge Scholars book description:

The fandango, emerging in the early-eighteenth century Black Atlantic as a dance and music craze across Spain and the Americas, came to comprise genres as diverse as Mexican son jarocho, the salon and concert fandangos of Mozart and Scarlatti, and the Andalusian fandangos central to flamenco. From the celebrations of humble folk to the theaters of the European elite, with boisterous castanets, strumming strings, flirtatious sensuality, and dexterous footwork, the fandango became a conduit for the syncretism of music, dance, and people of diverse Spanish, Afro-Latin, Gitano, and even Amerindian origins. Once a symbol of Spanish Empire, it came to signify freedom of movement and of expression, given powerful new voice in the twenty-first century by Mexican immigrant communities. 

Goldberg is also currently working on a book for Oxford Publishing titled Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco, slated for release in 2018.

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