By Edgardo Civallero | Sara Plaza
Albert Recasens Barberá, Christian Spencer Espinosa (eds.)
A tres bandas: Mestizaje, sincretismo e hibridación en el paisaje sonoro iberoamericano
(Madrid: Akal, 2010)
Illustr. - 280 pp. + CD
"A tres bandas..." (literally, "A three team-deal: fusion, syncretism and hybridization in the Latin American sound landscape") is the catalogue of an exhibition held in the framework of the III Iberoamerican Congress of Culture, which took place in 2010 in Medellin, Colombia, under the title "Las músicas iberoamericanas en el siglo XXI" (literally, "The Iberoamerican types of music in the XXI century").
The book includes a chapter written by Walter Sánchez Canedo, a Bolivian ethnomusicologist, with the title "Sin purezas y con mezclas. Las cambiantes identidades sonoras negro-africanas en Bolivia" (literally, "Without purities and with mixtures. Changing Black-African sound identities in Bolivia"), where readers will find a synthetic introduction to both past and present of the Afro-Bolivian music, as well as a complete bibliography of the (few and scattered) writings dealing with the subject.