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The story of Celia Cruz can inspire students of all ages to explore a wide range of subjects, including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art. In this section you will find a sampling of specific ideas and materials to supplement and expand your curriculum.
 
 
Bibliography
Acosta, Leonard. Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: One Hundred Years of Jazz in Cuba. Smithsonian Books, 2003.

Austerlitz, Paul, and Robert Farris Thompson. Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity. Temple University Press, 1996.

Boggs, Vernon. Salsiology. Excelsior Music Books, 1992.

Carpentier, Alejo. Music in Cuba. University of Minnesota Press; reprint edition, 2002.

Cruz, Celia, and Ana Cristina Reymundo. Celia: My Life. Rayo, 2004.

Daniel, Yvonne. Rumba: Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba (Blacks in the Diaspora). Indiana University Press, 1995.

Díaz Ayala, Cristóbal. Cuando salí de la Habana, 1898–1997: Cien años de música cubana por el mundo. Editorial Plaza Mayor, 1998.

Fernández, Raúl. Latin Jazz: The Perfect Combination / La Combinación Perfecta. Chronicle Books, 2002.

Flores, Juan. From Bomba to Hip-Hop. Columbia University Press, 2000.

Gerard, Charley, and Marty Sheller, with Larry W. Smith, ed. Salsa: The Rhythm of Latin Music. White Cliffs Media, 1998.

Hagedorn, Katherine. Divine Utterances: The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santería. Smithsonian Books, 2003.

Loza, Steven. Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music (Music in American Life). University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Manuel, Peter, ed. Essays on Cuban Music: North American and Cuban Perspectives. University Press of America, 1992.

Manuel, Peter, Kenneth M. Bilby, and Michael Largey. Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae. Temple University Press, 1995.

Márceles, Eduardo. ¡Azúcar! La biografía de Celia Cruz. Reed Press, 2004.

Moreno Vásquez, Juan. Demistificación de una diva: La verdad sobre La Lupe. Editorial Norma, 2004.

Otero Garabís, Juan. Nación y ritmo: Descargas desde el Caribe. Ediciones Callejon, 2000.

Padura Fuentes, Leonard: Faces of Salsa: A Spoken History of the Music. Smithsonian Books, 2003.

Puente, Tito, and Jim Payne. Tito Puente's Drumming with the Mambo King. Hudson Music, 2000.

Quintero-Herencia, Juan Carlos. La máquina de la salsa: Tránsitos del sabor. Ediciones Vértigo, 2005.

Rivera, Angel Quintero. Salsa, sabor y control: Sociología de la música “tropical.” Siglo XXI Editores de Colombia, 1998.

Roberts, John Storm: Black Music of Two Worlds: African, Caribbean, Latin, and African-American Traditions. Macmillan General Reference, 1998.

Roberts, John Storm. The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States. Oxford University Press; 2nd edition, 1998.

Rodríguez-Duarte, Alexis: Presenting Celia Cruz. Clarkson Potter; bilingual edition, 2004.

 
Lesson Plans
The story of Celia Cruz can inspire students to explore a wide range of subjects, including immigration, history, geography, music theory, music history, and art. In this section you will find a sampling of specific ideas and materials to supplement and expand your curriculum.

Download Autobiography through Objects, Grades K-4

Autobiography through Objects, Grades K-4 (413 kb PDF)

Download Design Your Performance, Grades 5-8

Design Your Performance, Grades 5-8 (240 kb PDF)

Exile: Cuba and the United States , Grades 9-12

Exile: Cuba and the United States , Grades 9-12 (127 kb PDF)

 
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