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Migration, Ethnicity, and Interactions between the United States and Hispanic Caribbean Popular Culture
Ángel G. Quintero Rivera and Mariana Ortega Breña
Latin American Perspectives
Vol. 34, No. 1, The Crisis of U.S. Hegemony in the Twenty-First Century (Jan., 2007), pp. 83-93
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27647997
Page Count: 11
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Some of the most important musical expressions of contemporary popular culture—jazz, salsa, and hip-hop, among others—developed from continuous and intense interaction between Hispanic Caribbean and U.S. Afro-American sociocultural processes, strengthened greatly by phenomena linked to urban migration. The history of these interactions calls into question the traditional bipolar interpretation of cultural relations between Latin America and the United States and demands a transnational revaluation of heterogeneity.
Latin American Perspectives © 2007 Sage Publications, Inc.