El Tango originated in 19th century Spain. It was influenced by various things and eventually in the 20th century became the modern Tango in Argentina. A mix of minuet dances, polkas, and African influences all went into developing the Tango. The dance became popular in poor neighborhoods in Argentina and was known as “music/dance of the immigrants”. The dance is multiple different styles of dance because there are many types of Tangos.
The bandoneon was brought to Argentina by emigrants and was then adapted into a descendant of the Milonga. The Milonga dance style is very fast in tempo. There is a lack of pauses in the dance however the short pauses in the music indicates that there is a short pause in the dance as well. It is played and danced in 2/4 beat ranging with 150-240 beats per minute. Differing from the tango, Milonga is danced more rhythmically than dramatically.
The precise origins of each jazz - blues are quite covered. This can be the result of economic condition of the musicians and the undeniable fact that few realized the importance of the music until it had evolved into its trend. Both jazz - blues, however, can trace their heritage to African-American spirituals and the work songs that were sung by slaves within the fields.
In the late 19th century, they could think of their lives after the emancipation of slaves and express the sorrows and the rustic life as the songs. It had deeper roots in a style of music called blues. Ragtime developed in African American communities throughout the Midwest, particularly Missouri and was popular from 1895 to 1918. Ragtime was similar to the march and combined with black songs and dances such as the cakewalk. Ragtime was the precursor of the jazz.
For African Americans, jazz music, has always had a political undercurrent. Slave songs spoke of the “Israelites” enslaved by the Egyptians, such as in Go Down Moses, symbolising their own yearning for freedom. However, it took time for the assertion of the political message to develop in a more discernible way. Jazz’s status as a form of entertainment had effectively subdued the message for many years, because of the ostracisation of those involved and because of the early popularity of the white swing bands. The majority of jazz musicians were not political activists, rarely explicitly political in their work, however, they often expressed their political ideals, sometimes more subtley other times more overtly through their music.
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
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.
is a dance film. As demonstrated in the previous paragraphs, dancing Latin is undeniably attached to intimacy in both films, but in different ways; in Mambo Girl, Latin dance serves as an effect of intimacy whereas in Shall We Dansu?, it serves as the cause of intimacy. In a movie musical, dance and music become supporting characters in the film, often being used to drive the plot and reveal information about characters. Thus, in Mambo Girl, Latin dance serves to accompany, accentuate, and work in tandem with the narrative; therefore, Kailing’s way of moving with or without physical contact with others is a reflection of the level of intimacy she has with them. A dance film, on the other hand, employs dance as a main character with a more pivotal role in the transformation of the protagonist.
He wanted to tell the stories of his people in ways that reflected their actual culture, including both their suffering and their love of music, laughter, and language itself. In Hughes 's poetry, he uses the rhythms of African American music, particularly blues and jazz. This sets his poetry apart from that of other writers, and it allowed him to experiment with a very rhythmic free verse. Hughes 's second volume of poetry, Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927), was not received well at that time of its publication because it was too experimental. However, many critics believe the volume to be among Hughes 's greatest
On Friday August 26 ,2016 El Paso Scottish Rite and The city of Las Cruces presents Cuatro para tango at the Rio Grande Theatre. Cuatro para Tango is a group from Mexico who plays a unique way of tango, that recreates a blending of contemporary play techniques with different styles and genres. The four male individual’s, Jorge Lopez Ramos on Guitar, Leopoldo Gonzalez on Flute, Emiliano Lopez on Clarinet and the bass player who is also the composer and writer of the group Andres Martin. The group plays their music through their culture the all comes from different parts of Mexico and through their music its represents them and where they come from. The first song they start off with is called Michelangelo by Astor Pizzolla, with that piece it was such a strong introduction you could hear the silence in the crowd it was astonishing.
Daniel explains that Rumba historically started as people using closets, tabletops and spoons to create their songs. Rumba began with the abolition of slavery 1886, and dark-skinned Cubans joined poor light-skinned Cubans for jobs. Instead of dividing into racial groups, they adjusted to participating together in a free people society and thus began communal gatherings called Rumba. However, the Castro government through the Ministry of Culture controls the national status of Rumba. Daniel says that the ministry controls the concerts and types of performance done by the dancers.
Who was Alvin Ailey? Alvin Ailey was an African-American choreographer who contributed amazing work to the world of Modern dance. Although modern dance has its own characteristics, Ailey has incorporated African-style movement into his modern pieces. Ailey was famous for his dance company, entitled the “Alvin Ailey Dance Theater”, created different and unique styles of technique, and has created many choreographies that dancers adore to this day. The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater was formed in 1958 in New York City.
As people come and go from one place to another, they bring their customs with them. Soon enough their customs spread, such as dancing. Dancing is very different based on where it comes from. Africans came from many different places and then they settled in the United Kingdom. This particular group of people had a great impact on Britain, mostly on the dance culture of this country.
Traditional Mexican music was largely defined by a feeling of national identity that was incorporated into Mariachi music after the Mexican Revolution” (Quintana). There is a lot of complication to Latin Music and it is has many layers of Latin music influencing American culture. Tejano music was introduced in the mid-nineteen century, primarily because Hispanics migrated from Spain or Mexico. They renovated the music by adding an accordion. According to the Texas Almanac Tejano music, “most significant innovation, however, was the introduction of the diatonic button accordion by German and Czech immigrants.
Deprived of their cultural identity, the slaves would occasionally gather together and practice "candombe," a drum-based museum and dance form performed in different African cultures. When Uruguay abolished slavery, the Africans continued to practice candombe in the poorer neighborhoods of Montevideo, and by the 20th century the art form had