Alexandra T. Vazquez hopes that her Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke, 2013) can be a historical contribution to the work now being done in the fresh waves of Miami studies. At the generous urging of reviewers Alejandra Bronfman, Celeste Fraser Delgado, and Samantha Pinto—and as a way to honor their time and add-to—Vazquez introduces some new work to continue her long-term project that leaves open creative room for involvement with music. These next steps strive to extend “listening in detail” beyond getting lost in the singular and fully into the plural—and also to encourage experimentation with how music is researched. Listening, especially for those who work in musical geographies and traditions where documentation is far from comprehensive and ordered, is different from close reading.

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