Latin American music also incorporates African music from slaves who were transported to the Americans by European settlers along with the music from the native people of the Americans. Latin American music incorporates a wide variety of styles, including influential genres such as the son, rumba, salsa, meringue, tango,
Chantwell singers name changed to calypsonian, and calypso is widely identified as popular music throughout Trinidad and the Caribbean. The steelband replaced the tamboo bamboo band, and in the 1960s calypso merged with Indian music, soul and funk to become today’s soca beat. Although, the Caribbean islands have a history of slavery that dates back to the 15th century and the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, British, and French colonized the West Indies as well as North America, Caribbean music, art, literature, fashion, dance, and culture which
At the service there later is an African dance step performance, where the choir is followed by the drums, the organ and other African instruments. It was also noted how the church in Africa has shown a great interest in the Old testament than most European churches. There are also notable similarities between the old testament and African life, such as polygamy. In conclusion I believe Booth made numerous valid points that helped to support his claims and added context to his argument. Booth’s entire essay sought to affirm that Christianity is an African religion by showing how much its introduction into Africa was carried out by the black people who led the establishment of churches related to the Western controlling of distinguishable African character.
In addition, “Hoodoo which refers to an African traditional folk magic and Obeah derived from Central and West African origins,”(Tucker). Voodoo is a mix between African beliefs along with Roman Catholic rituals/practices. In the 1600s Europeans came to Africa to look for slaves to work in the New World. Voodoo rituals are very intricate as people
Tia Ciata whose real name is Hilaria Batista de Almeida was one of the pivotal figures that helped the development of Samba. She opened her house at Rua Visconde de Inhauma number 177, which is near Praca Onze to be the place to hold a party for Bahians and a group of Carnaval, gypsy, hard-workers, writers and middle-class professionals. Among them were capable adolescent men in the parties who created entertaining music, which was influential for the future of Brazilian popular music such as Pixinguiha, Sinho, Donga and many more. Pixinguinha whose birth name was Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Jr. was one of the most influential figures and he was the founding father of Samba. He was a prodigy flutist with outstanding technique.
It was the hope that this exhibit would give one a holistic image of life and culture during the Harlem Renaissance by exploring different aspects of it. This event is considered to be the largest shift in African American culture that occurred during the 20th century as African Americans from across the country began to discover themselves and personally define what it meant to be “black”. This time period also marked the beginning of a shift in white recognition and acceptance of African American culture as whites across the country joined their black counterparts in enjoying jazz music and black literature. However, such a change didn’t mean that racism and racial prejudice were erased entirely. Such problems remained prevalent throughout the Harlem Renaissance, though their effects were limited by the sheer size and power of such a movement.
The colonization can be traced back to the slave trade era in the mid-1500s (Rodrigues 1965). Brazilian music traditions have been influenced from traditional African instruments, pattern of dancing, rhythm (Rivera 2001). Samba music, popular around the world, is a direct heir of African music called Afro-Brazilian music (Advameg, Countries and their cultures
Music is a common cultural element in every society. In African, music forms the backbone of our cultural heritage in that it permeates all our daily activities. The African is born, named, initiated, fortified, fed, nurtured and buried with music (Aduonum, 1980). African traditional music goes beyond mere entertainment. In most African countries, traditional music were used in the past to store history by rhyming the words.
Culture is defined as a set of ideas, customs and social behavior of a particular people or a society. Every nation has its own specific culture, which exhibits one’s own traditions, beliefs and values. It is the totality of the thought and practice by which a people creates itself, celebrates, refrain and develop itself and introduces itself to history and humanity. The African culture is divided into greater number of ethnic cultures that include African arts and crafts, folklore and religion, clothing, music, languages and cuisine (Maultsby, 2000). Music has gained a unique value in African culture.
Name: Quetta Daniel Subject: Caribbean History School: Nevis Sixth Form College Candidate Number: Topic: The main methods in which the enslaved Africans in the British Caribbean was able to survive slavery. Table of contents Acknowledgements Introduction Slavery is a condition in which persons were owned by others, who controlled the way in which they lived and worked. Africans were captured and were forced to work on plantations in the Caribbean. The owners were white while the Africans were black. (Browne & Carter , 2013) To justify enslavement, the blacks were treated differently to the whites.