Enrique Jorrín and Cha-Cha-Chá: Creation, Historical Importance, and Influences on American Music Education
AuthorTorchon, Jeffrey M.
AdvisorConfredo, Deborah A.
Committee memberBuonviri, Nathan O.
Dilworth, Rollo A.
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/3976
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AbstractOne of the most distinctive musical genres that originated in Cuba over the last century has been Cha-Cha-Chá, which was created by Enrique Jorrín in the 1950s. The popularity of this music has grown considerably since its genesis, evidenced by the vast array of repertoire associated with the style of music, the multitude of bands performing it and its prevalence in popular culture. The music has traveled the world via aural transmission; advances in technology have helped to disseminate Cha-Cha-Chá and have contributed to its prevalence. Very little research—particularly research written in the English language—exists on this genre and its creator. Due to its musical significance and social impact, it is important to understand Cha-Cha-Chá’s place in modern Cuba and how it has been preserved over time. The purpose of this study is to discuss Enrique Jorrín’s influence on the creation and performance of Cha-Cha-Chá, and to discuss the importance of Cha-Cha-Chá in American music education.
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