Their recordings focusing on traditional merengue vallenato signifies how through song cultural pride is demonstrated because they play music with Colombian root. Vallenato paseo is one the most popular style that derived from vallenato son. It is associated with a couple’s dance, romantic lyrics and is composed at a slower pace than paseo. Artist like Carlos Vives tremendously pushed vallenato music to international recognition by incorporating vallenato elements into a more modern, pop vallenato.This demonstrated cultural pride in the sense that Vives uses vallenato elements with a hint of pop to preserve the essence if vallenato. Lastly, there is vallenato son, which is similar to paseo but is in duple meter with a nostalgically and plaintive mood.
It was due to the rich vocal harmonies of the group members that made doo wop music so famous. Among the famous vocal groups that performs doo wop includes The Raven, the Orioles, and the Drafters. The third subgenre is contemporary R&B. Contemporary R&B is a polished version of the old R&B that has influences of electronic music that are used in hip-hop and dance beats. According to Ripani (2006 ,pp.
Henceforth, the North Americans influenced the Cuban-Puerto Rican musical styles towards the development of the Salsa. The state of control of the US, saw Puerto Rico benefit from the influence of Afro-Latin America musical aspects through extensive distribution and promotion of their music. Therefore, by investigating the cultural and social aspects of Afro-Latin Musical styles and their impact on Puerto Ricans, Africans and North Americans, it is possible to determine the basis of Salsa
Dance is an important part of every culture, it serves as a way for people to express themselves and be social. In Latin culture especially, dance is a very important part of daily life. There are many different dances, but four of the most popular are la salsa, el merengue, la cumbia, and el tango. La Salsa dance was born in Cuba, but has origins from many different countries. Salsa music originated in Eastern Cuba in the early 1900s.
Dancing Salsa is a great way of relaxing and having a good time. Salsa evolved from Caribbean music, mainly from Cuba and Puerto Rico, into a well known and accepted type of social dance. The origin of it is in New York City, in the mid 1970 's. From there, it incorporated different elements, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean, creating different styles of Salsa. Colombian, Cuban, Los Angeles and New York, are the main famous styles.
In 1775 Equiano travelled to the Caribbean and to set up a new plantation society on the coast of Central America. Equiano did everything to create a comfortable condition of the enslaved people that was brought to work on the plantation. Because at one point Equiano was badly mistreated. A slave trader tried to enslave him, but Equiano managed to escape in a
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
“In these early years, Boukman, originally from Jamaica was the leading thinker and strategist” (Beckles and Shepherd 184). Boukman was a commander in the French military where he learned to use European arms and afterward he was the leader that gave directions to start the rebellion. The slaves knew him as ‘Zamba’ which was a spiritual leader in the voodoo faith and therefore was considered to be larger than life and thought to be immortal. Therefore when he was killed it broke the spirit of his followers. Another leader that assisted in the Haitian revolution is Toussaint L’Ouverture’s, who was the son of an educated slave.
Indeed, though Louis Armstrong 's recording Heebie Jeebies in 1926 is often cited as the first song to use scatting, there are some earlier examples of artists ' pieces of work that could be considered as premises of scat singing. There were even some who believed that scat singing had its origins in the music of Western Africa. The standard African rhythms and percussion patterns may have been transcribed into syllables and onomatopeias in order to be taught. Nevertheless, thanks to his genius in melody ans harmony, and his improvisation skills, Louis Armstrong breathed new life into scat singing. He made it so popular and universal that it passes through the years and the fashions until now without us figuring out.
The Buena Vista Social Club – a global music phenomenon Cuba, a country that can in some points be seen as rather isolated from general world trends in terms of geography and its socialist political system, has always been very popular and influential in another area: music. With influences from West African and Spanish music, traditional Cuban music has outlived various political and economic crises and has established a priceless part of Cuban identity. Due to enhanced technology and accelerating globalization, the “intensified compression and our increasing consciousness of the world” (Barker 156), Cuban music has enriched many other styles and has been enjoyed all over the world. Nevertheless, the case of the Buena Vista Social Club (BVSC)
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. This coupled with the ethnic diversity, allowed for innovations like the habanera rhythm to be born. Three, strong dance traditions were kept alive, as seen at Congo Square. Dancing was the cheapest, most feasible form
Bachata is a popular guitar music that originated from the Dominican Republic. In the Article Bachata: The soulful music, the slow dance explains that while bachata is mainly based on bolero rhythm. This genre traditionally includes other kinds of music such as vals, merengue and ranchera. In 1986 Bachata was an exclusive type of music for maids and taxi drivers. It wasn’t until musicians with big names in the music industry such as Juan Luis Guerra and Anthony Santos that made more appealing to women.
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
when Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, the relationship between the U.S and Cuba quickly advanced to bitter arguments, political grandstanding’s and the seldom international crises. The bang of Cuba’s sugar industry in the 19th century made it crucial for Cuba to advance its transportation infrastructure. Farmers