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Books: Salsa

The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City
César Miguel Rondón, translated by Frances R. Aparicio with Jackie White
University of North Carolina Press, 2008
A detailed look at the development of Salsa, from performances of Afro-Cuban Jazz bands at New York's Palladium Ballroom through to the rise of the Fania All Stars, with a look at what's next.

Celia: My Life
Celia Cruz and Ana Cristina Reymundo
Rayo, 2004
In her autobiography, the Queen of Salsa tells of her life in Cuba, Mexico, the USA, and around the world.

Salsa Talks!: A Musical Heritage Uncovered
Mary Kent
Digital Domain, 2005
Salsa legends and notables tell their stories through interviews and remarkable photographs.

Sounding Salsa: Performing Latin Music in New York City
Christopher Washburne
Temple University Press, 2008
Washburne, a professor and noted musician, blends stories from his Salsa days with a serious look at the rise of Salsa music in New York City.