The Historical roots of Bossa Nova Music As Christopher Small, it is true that there is no culture ever disappears but it is transformed over and over again through the new one (Small, On cultures and their fusion 1998). Bossa nova, means ‘new trend’, is a genre of Brazilian music that is transformed by two fusion; samba and strong American jazz influenced (Wikipedia). It was known in 1957 and 1963 especially among young students and musicians who would like to bring a complicated combination of melody to be harmony and be more relaxing rather than using powerful voice and strong meaning. According to Tom Jobim, one of the fathers of bossa nova, said “music is the silence between the notes” (Just landed 2016). The interesting point is ‘where
East Side Dreams reaches out to the youth and shows kids involved in gangs that there is a way out. When involved in a gang you feel there is no way out, nobody understands your struggle and your chances of dying is 60% more than the average person. It is important to reach out to the youth and Art Rodriguez has done a great job contributing to that cause. The gang life I can relate too. In my experience and in the music that the older homies use to influence their young recruits always explain the struggle that once you are in there is no way out.
Secondly, Central Africans made a major contribution to cultural forms through martial arts and the spiritual underpinnings. These martial arts are of paramount significance in the Americas as they were thriving in areas where Central Africans did not contribute to much of the enslaved African populations. Central African cosmology linked combat with the interplay of spiritual forces from across the kalunga, the threshold between the realms of the living and the dead as well as the sea, rivers and God. The East was linked to conception while the North represented maleness, noon and one’s peak of strength. Kalunga was adapted in North America as knocking and kicking, and Kalunga became, much like batuque, a national symbol of Brazil.
The Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement, is a time period in American history that bred the likes of Langston Hughes, W.E.B Dubois, and Zora Neale Hurston. Despite the name, the Harlem Renaissance is not exclusive to the city of Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance period is an “interdisciplinary cultural movement” (Jones 2008) that unleashed creativity in the African American community and allowed the ingenuity of the community to be shared with the world. The Harlem Renaissance is the beginning of the age of modernism. This artistic movement included creative explosions in the areas of literature, poetry, dance, and music.
For him, Chicago symbolizes the place where dreams are supposed to be fulfilled, but where nightmares occur instead. However, he was there before and made a hit record, but let himself be cheated by his manager and the recording company; instead of taking a cut of the profits, he accepted a flat fee. He dreams of becoming a famous and wealthy singer. He has a pattern of being irresponsible. He admits Vera is a special girl but when he went to Chicago the first time, he went with another girl, Pearl Brown.
He failed as a carpenter, a cook, and as a waiter. But from all of his mistakes he learned a very valuable lesson, “I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once” (Mark Cuban). And it 's with this idea in mind that Cuban finally made a name for himself in business, reality tv, and the NBA. I really enjoyed the story of Mark Cuban because his story is a great example of what it means to never give up, no matter how bad things look.
For example, Blues. Latin jazz and Blues share many common component, elements and other features that show their similarities although the most strongest similarity between both styles is their shared cultural origins. Blues originated in 19th century southern United States and Latin jazz originated in African American communities in southern United States during the early 20th century. They both originated around the same parts of North America, around the same time. Latin jazz and Cool jazz also developed around the same time which was during the
Did you know that since rap music became popular violent crimes have declined? The rap movement has a positive change on society because it exposes the hardships of discrimination, rappers have been known to give back to their communities, and most rappers send a positive message to the youth. The rap movement invokes change on society because it exposes the harsh truth of discrimination. Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen was gunned down by white police officer Darren Wilson and left for dead thus beginning protests (Charity, Diaz, Drake). Rap artists are using incidents like what happened to Michael Brown to speak about in their music.
HAIR- “AQUARIUS” Brittney Johnson Dance 36 Dr. Ninotchka Bennahum November 3, 2014 HAIR-“AQUARIUS” Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and are the perfect representatives for The Age of Aquarius. “Those born under the sign Aquarius have the social conscience needed to carry us into the new millennium.” They are humanitarian, philanthropic and keenly interested in making the world a better place. In the movie Hair (1979), the song “Aquarius” is sung as frustration and rebellion begin to fill the hearts of the dancers coming into Central Park. As the dance progresses dancers leave from burning their military draft papers to join in the slow but powerful, expressive dance. The boisterous voice that leads the song gives the
Before this epoch, the indigenous people and the slaves brought to the Americas in the 17th century, danced to their own music, but very little is known about it. After the American Civil War people from the Caribbean and the south of the United States began to move to the big cities in the North. In New York many settled in the Harlem District. They brought with them their own music and cultural traditions. Dances as Charleston and Lindyhop became very popular among blacks as well as whites and the influence of what is called this ‘Harlem Renaissance’ spread even into Europe.
Of course, this was all made possible due to the breeding ground of New Orleans. New Orleans was the fertile ground for musical innovation for notably six reasons. One, as a port city, it didn’t have strict cultural boundaries. There were no ghettos, and ethnic groups were intermingled, allowing for cultural exposure and diversity. Two, New Orleans had a strong Afro-Caribbean culture, evident of Place de Negres – or Congo Square – where people gathered to dance, drum, and entertain in accordance to the African tradition.
first, it provides the community of visual interesting visual of his history through "interactive exhibitions." Secondly, it helps talk about inclusion of American community: "all Americans see how their stories, their histories, and the cultures are shaped and informed by the globe influences," that website stated. Third, it explored and give the meaning of being as one people: American values like resiliency optimism and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture." Indeed, this explains about society values because it brought everything to says that the museum itself and history that is sharing is part of American values and history. Lastly the fourth, discuss cheating other, working together as American and beyond:
The Dancing Times reported that people "apparently cannot take a meal or watch a play through without breaking off for a round or two of dancing." Expressing oneself was a very important part to most participating in the 1920’s era. Most individuals enjoyed syncopated music with African American influences. The popular dances throughout the decade were the foxtrot, waltz, and American tango. Dancing gave women a way to break free from the “isolated” way of life.
Another major argument is that kids or teenagers will do what they want regardless of the rules that are in place. I’m sure we all can relate to a house party one of our friends had that had alcohol at it. As said in the article all the 21 drinking age does is make it more desirable to younger and younger kids with the forbidden fruit concept. At a lot of these parties the parents are the ones who supply the alcohol because they think that since they drank as kids they will turn out okay and that is not entirely right. On average 11 kids die every day from alcohol, whether it’s in an accident or has something to do with their heart.