trying on a theme

on this my third year playing along with National Blog Posting Month  – yes, hotrod, the name sucks.  whaddaya gonna do – thought I'd try something a bit different, blogging on a theme.  quite different from my previous nablopomo attempts, and hell, my blog overall, which is all over the fucking place.

so for this theme approach, I'll be digging into the side of my music collection that is not seen much in VOX: music from several Latin American countries, from different periods and musical styles.

again, I don't much trust to be successful at doing this, but the rough outline is four weeks with a different focus each:

week 1  -  traditional Cuban son, boleros, Puerto Rico big bands  (mostly 1940s-1960s)
week 2  -  salsa, Nueyorican sound (1970s-1980s, some later and current)
week 3  -  protest songs, the Nueva Trova de Cuba (1970-1990s, some later)
week 4 -   Brazil – Tropicalia, samba, bossa nova (1950s-current)
               things that don't fit anywhere else – tango, for example

we'll see what happens

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