Max Salazar

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Max Salazar (April 17, 1932 – September 19, 2010) was an American musicologist specializing in the history of Latin music. He was a senior editor of the Latin Beat Magazine and the contributing editor of the Impacto magazine. He was a lecturer at the UCLA, Smithsonian Institution and several colleges.[1]

His 2002 book Mambo Kingdom: Latin Music in New York contains a number of articles about mambo star Tito Puente and over 200 other dance articles for magazines such as Village Voice, Latin Times, and Billboard.[1]


  • Salazar, Max (2002). Mambo Kingdom - Latin Music in New York. New York: Schirmer Trade Books. ISBN 0-8256-7277-5. 


  1. ^ a b "Max Salazar on TITO PUENTE - Entrevista", by Joe Hernandez Latin Beat Magazine, April 2002

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