The 1920s was an era that started many recording industries, new technologies, record labels and a dance revolution. Jazz and Blues became very popular during this time. Not only did music boom in the twenties but new dances such as the Turkey Trot, Shimmy and the Charleston became well known around the world. During this era music and dance evolved and become more and more popular over time, the twenties was a rapid growth period for the both of them. Jazz became so big in the 1920s that author F. Scott Fitzgerald started calling it the “Jazz Age.” Jazz began in the black communities of New Orleans, Louisiana and it spread to Chicago, Illinois, New York City, New York and Las Angeles, California.
Between the 1920s and 1930s, the Lindy Hop was created, which was considered a dance that would revive the Golden Era of swing thanks to the contribution of Frankie “Musclehead” Manning. Terry Monaghan, author of the New York Times Magazine, describes Manning as “a master of swing-era dance who went from the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem to Broadway and Hollywood, and then after a long break enjoyed a globe-trotting second career as an inspirational teacher and choreographer of the Lindy hop.” The Lindy Hop is a combination of various dance steps, can be done solo or with a partner, and is usually danced with jazz music. This vernacular dance was a way for black and white people to come together and dance freely originally in Harlem, New York City. Around the time the Lindy Hop was created, the Great Migration occurred. Approximately six million African-Americans moved from the Southern
They are passed down, interpreted different ways by each person that hears them, and can change the entire course of someone’s life. Music can have the same the same impact. In the 1920’s, Jazz and the blues became increasingly popular because of the freeing feeling young people got from listening and dancing to it. The new sound was shunned by the older generation because of the ““vulgarity” and “depravity” (and the “moral disasters” it supposedly inspired), but many in the younger generation loved the freedom they felt on the dance floor.” (History.com Staff) This type of music has lasted through almost a hundred years now, and still brings people the same freeing feeling it did when it was first discovered. Jazz is a type of music that is improvised.
In America, Martha Graham (The Queen of Modern), Rudolph von Laban ( Time Energy and Space), and Alvin Ailey (Gospel or Lyrical Spiritual dance) developed and are developing for human movement and methods of instruction that led to the development of modern and expressionist dance. The reason that modern dance is so popular is because it 's the ability to move your body in a way that is comfortable to you. Also people in that time were trying to get out of the strictness of ballet and wanted to be more free in there dancing. The society change during the 20th century changed in the dance style. Several changes were based on political and civil rights, even though dance was used to entertainment people.
The New Orleans Rhythm Kings changed and influenced many people’s lives in the 1920s. They even helped make the Roaring Twenties actually “roar.” Their band helped create the essential cornerstone of the classic Chicago style of jazz ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Not only did they make a difference in music, but in society as a whole. They did when they put out the first “racially mixed” jazz record in 1923 with Jelly Roll Morton, an African American jazz composer and pianist ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's", "Composer Jelly Roll Morton, ragtime to early jazz"). The New Orleans Rhythm Kings music has impacted everyone 's lives for the better for their music is still
Duke Ellington was a musician active during the Harlem Renaissance. In the 1920s, Ellington moved to Harlem and started to play shows at The Cotton Club. Though he mainly focused on jazz, Ellington 's music spanned many genres, including blues, gospel, and classical. During his 50-year career Ellington composed over a thousand pieces and was a widespread influence on jazz music. Duke Ellington represents the Harlem Renaissance theme of pride.
Dance constantly shifts throughout time, and in the 1990’s, the Macarena dance created a “craze” that constructed a new way of viewing a cultural identity, therefore introducing a different social norm for dance. Through simple, inclusive, and fun dance moves, the Macarena represented a social dance, where a variety of people were able to participate, and the dance was capable of being slightly modified within cultures to expand from one cultural meaning and to create a similar, yet different experience for each person who participated. Many may simply see the Macarena as a fun dance, but the roots of the Macarena constructed a new normative for identity throughout dance. The Macarena dance originated in Latin America, by a Spanish duo named
The most prominent genres of music during the Harlem Renaissance was Jazz. Jazz music was seen as a symbol of “modern” cultures of the cities. Many young adults used Jazz music to express their rebellion to their elders’. Jazz also benefited African Americans because it was a symbol of rebellion towards the set of standards in society, allowing them to move forward in status and culture. Furthermore, poets like Langston Hughes made a huge effect in American history with their works.
1. Introduction Duke Ellington said "Billy Strayhorn was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, the brainwaves in his head and mine." Billy Strayhorn was an America jazz pianist, songwriter, and arranger and mainly worked with Duke Ellington. After Duke Ellington find his talent in 1938, Strayhorn worked actively in the world of jazz. He has a great impact on development of jazz as well as his works influenced future jazz musicians.
In "A Negro Explains 'Jazz'" the author explains how jazz tried to shift the seemingly known African American identity of being full of "mumbo jumbo" to being identified as "conscious, intelligent, talented soldiers that are loyal citizens to their country" (Anderson, ). Jazz was considered to be "America's art form," consisting of brass instruments and occasionally the piano (Larson, 2). Jazz during the Harlem Renaissance "offered a revealing measure of the movement's character" (Ogren, 116). Jazz music as it was popular amongst blacks also had begun to gain support from the white community as well (The Harlem Renaissance). Many jazz musicians performed at different clubs and bars around New York City and specifically in Harlem where others could come out for the night and enjoy exceptional
Jazz was one of the first devices that really helped people express how they felt and let them radiate a new and even dangerous personality in new musical experiences. Also, The Ziegfeld Follies in 1920 brought a jazz number onto the scene described as “a song [celebrating] a ‘jazzy Cleopatra’ . . . whose vigorous dancing and bold flirtations make her, like jazz itself, dangerous and irresistible” (Magee 706).
Although they’re different elements of Cuban music when the style of Rumba changes, so does the dance. It can change from a couples dance to a soloist dance because Rumba can consist of tradition folkloric music and Spanish or African music. Rumba is a great dance that government of Cuba nationalizes from where it
America brought forth the music class, jazz, yet Paris was the first to hail it as a craftsmanship. War-weary and hungry for diversion, the citizens in the 1920s and 1930s embraced this new musical form. Performers such as outcast creators, cutting edge experts, flappers, and socialites focalized on the clubs and men 's clubs where jazz ruled. As jazz advanced, it got to be connected with current developments in expressions of the human experience and acclaimed as the sound of the twentieth century. Paris respected the United States infantry groups that played all through Europe amid World War I.
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.