A review of popular music literature, of centres and research collections, and future research on popular music is provided in Gerard Béhague ‘Popular music’ in Handbook of Latin American Popular Culture, edited by Harold E. Hinds, Jr. and Charles M. Tatum (Westport, Conn., 1985), 3–38. Vol. 6/2 (1987) of the journal Popular Music is dedicated to Latin America and includes a section on ‘sources and resources.’ Jan Fairley tated bibliography of Latin American popular music with particular references to Chile and nueva canción’, Popular Music, 5 (1985), 305–56. John Schechter provides a good discussion and selected bibliography on popular music in his article ‘The current state of bibliographic research in Latin American ethnomusicology’, in Dan C. Hazen (ed.), Latin American Masses and Minorities: Their Images and Realities, 2 vols. (Madison, Wise, 1987). For an assessment of studies of Latin American folk and traditional music, see Gerard Behague, ‘Latin America’, in Helen Myers (ed.), Ethnomusicology: Historical and Regional Studies (London, 1993).
Gilbert Chase, A Guide to the Music of Latin America (1955; 2nd ed., Washington, D.C., 1962), remains valuable. For bibliographic references since c. 1960, the music section of the Handbook of Latin American Studies should be consulted. Gerard Béhague’s detailed survey of Latin American art music, Music in Latin America: An Introduction (Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1979; Sp. trans., Caracas, 1983), provides copious bibliographical notes on twentieth-century music. Trends, stylistic development and detailed and updated biographical information concerning Latin American music, musicians and institutions are provided in the twenty volumes of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1980).