Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Influence on Modern Musical Theatre Many people would consider Tony Award winning composer, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda a genius. With his musicals In the Heights and Hamilton, Miranda has been able to relate to modern audiences. His innovative uses of hip-hop, diverse casts, and commentary about race and immigration in his musicals allow his works to stand out amongst other modern Broadway shows. A large contribution to Miranda’s ability to write such powerful and original musicals is his upbringing. Lin-Manuel Miranda was born to Dominican immigrants.
Music had a greater impact on the war than others may think. Music can change the way we process things, feel and even how we perceive the world. Wars help push the world to change and adapt. Which is why many great things came out of wars. Things like jazz, the blues, and even ragtime came to be because of war.
The idea was first come out in the 18th century, when it is the belief of an individual attaching to one’s culture or nation. Developed to the 20th century, nationalism became the belief when people are so proud of their nation that they believe they are better than other countries. By the time before the Great War, the newspapers and stories were full of patriotic ideas and national rhetoric. People had a sturdy belief in the economic, military and cultural superiority of their nation. It was also reflected on the culture of European nations.
In the 50’s music changed America from entertaining people to influencing how they feel the 50’s music changed America. Two very influential people in 50’s music were Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. They both came from humble beginnings but later in life, they became something great. This will explain where they came from and what impact Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley had. Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Overall, Dizzy Gillespie helped form the beginning of Rock & Roll with his early jazz and Be-Bop ways. Dizzy Gillespie made a substantial impact on music history because he was an African American performing popular tunes that were soon going to help form early Rock & Roll. Dizzy Gillespie helped popularize jazz music with his original style of voice and instrumental sounds. Salt Peanuts was a memorable song during its time due to the fact jazz was at its hit point and Dizzy used techniques in this song such as repetitive music and long jazz solos.
From Scotts personal life and his family history he had motivation and influences to be setup for greatness. Scott Joplin had a heavy influence on american music, especially ragtime. Scott wanted to prove that Ragtime music was more than just folk style music. So he ended up writing a full piece that he called ragtime dance With words, choreography, and music by Joplin, Treemonisha was not a ragtime opera, but instead a complex work Despite his material successes and the regal status bestowed on him by ragtime composers and aficionados, Joplin could not easily brush off the disparaging accent the white world gave the term "rag"; such condescension, according to Joplin, was a transparent means of discrediting the black music as an artless, folk entertainment. With words, choreography, and music by Joplin, Treemonisha was not a ragtime opera, but instead a complex
Elvis Presley: The King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley is one of the most influential artists in American music history. He revolutionized the music industry with his style and charisma. Elvis was able to bring together elements of country, blues, and gospel, stir in a little rhythm, and create a totally new and fresh sound. His music and famous dance moves not only shaped modern music, but he is also the reason behind the pandemonium that surrounds world famous musicians. In a sense, Elvis Presley created today’s pop culture.
The public looked to Victor and Columbia as a cultural authority in the field of music and sound recordings. Lawrence Levine in Highbrow Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America, agues that this led to “the desire of promoters of the new high culture to convert audiences into a collective of people reacting individually rather than collectively, was increasingly realized by the twentieth century.” Karl Hagstrom Miller in Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow notes, “Levine is quick to point out that the emergent cultural hierarchy was propelled by racial — as well as class — ideology…Opera and orchestral music may have come to signify white cultural supremacy in an era characterized by the
It is important to note the theatre's location in California, this proves that vaudeville was truly an important part of American popular culture instead of being confined to a specific region. The poster proves that vaudeville had transformed the American entertainment industry from coast to coast. Originating in New York and other eastern cities, its popularity and success had travelled all throughout the United States and in the process, it served as a unifying tool which was important given the political, economic and ideological divisions that followed the Civil War and continued into the twentieth century. In addition to its geographical significance, the image promotes the important elements of vaudeville and the significance of a specific show. By advertising a 15 act show the image illustrates that variety of entertainers will be present and that it will be an in-depth show (Vaudeville Frolic).
Just as I thought music class couldn’t get any more interesting, it surprisingly did. The countries we have been exploring and learning about, prior to chapter 11, were very intriguing and their music are very different from what we would hear on the radio on a day to day basis. Although, I did find this specific chapter on Latin America extremely captivating. It consists of a lot of great information from Latin America’s history and how certain music became what it is. There are a variety of forms mentioned and explained; and to my beliefs, I was able to engage more with this chapter because I was familiar with a lot of the topics that were mentioned.