Routes of rhythm, part 1

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Routes of rhythm, part 1
Belafonte, Harry, 1927- (Host)
Estefan, Gloria (Commentator)
Dratch, Howard (Producer)
Blank, Les (Director)
Rosow, Eugene (Producer)
Estefan, Gloria (Singer)
Dratch, Howard (Director)
Rosow, Eugene (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989
Table of Contents
Cassette 1: Sources of Latin American music in Africa, Spain, and Cuba and the Caribbean. Topics include drumming and dancing in Africa; Spanish flamenco and the craze for the sevillanas; and the blending of the African and Spanish traditions in the New World. The roots of the Cuban rumba are explored, and present-day Cubans are seen dancing at a ritual meal and in dance competitions during Carnival. Singer Gloria Estefan discusses how Cuban traditions were transplanted to Miami, and performs a song and dance inspired by Afro-Cuban music.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3217
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3385 cassette 1 (former)
Rumba (Dance)
Seguidilla sevillana (Dance)
Music -- Latin America
Music -- Cuba
Dance -- Cuba
Dance -- Haiti
Carnival -- Cuba
Latin Americans
Television programs
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Presented by KCET-TV/Los Angeles. Producers/directors: Eugene Rosow and Howard Dratch. New York and Cuban music and dance sequences directed and photographed by Les Blank. Writer: Linda Post. Host: Harry Belafonte.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (57 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Part 1 of a three-part documentary on the history and development of Afro-Cuban music in Cuba and the United States, profusely illustrated with footage of ritual, social, and theatrical music and dance, drawn from archival sources or filmed on location.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Spanish, Castilian
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926082570-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174477
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6a4dff60-73b0-0134-6530-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1989: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Routes of rhythm" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Routes of rhythm" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 21, 2020.

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Routes of rhythm