Mariachi Music Mariachi music is a widely admired genre in the world now, but just recently it has risen in popularity. The word “mariachi” either means “marriage” in French or is an indigenous word for a wooden stage used by musical group performances. Before European conquest, natives used rattles, drums, flutes, and conch horns for religious occasions. When the Spanish arrived, they brought along violins, guitars, harps, brass horns, woodwind instruments, and colonial dancing, which eventually blended with the music of the natives. With these new additions, indigenous peoples and mestizos began to play European instruments along with their own musical inventions.
Joropo of Venezuela vs. Novena de casa of Brazil It had been suggested that the genuine root of culture has cultivated traditions. For different nationalities traditions are the most popular form of self–expression. When people listen to their own traditional music or dance their cultural dances, show their rituals or share their food with others, they give a voice not only to their souls, hearts and thoughts, but also to their traditions, morals and manners. For Venezuela, one of the most important reproduction of their culture and their traditions is Joropo, which is a folkloric and popular genre with many regional variants that is performed at rural dance occasions where friends and relatives come
The classical sounds of Hindustani are inspired by the sounds of nature, organized into musical scales called ragas. This began in Hindu tradition, but was popularized by the Mughal emperors and now bridges together Hindu, Muslim, and other communities in South Asia. The purpose of this performance was to show how different communities use raga as a common language to communicate with one another, and how it has helped to bring different religions
Music of India is typically monistic and includes a sitar and tabla drum or a veena and mridangam drum. As they continued to travel, they were introduced to a number of other influences, thus, the sitar and tabla eventually shifted to a violin and a soulful acoustic guitar. In Tony Gatlif 's documentary film Latcho Drom, he illustrates a dramatic musical journey of Romani people from northwest India to Spain. The film shows how their music was influenced and also influential in Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and France. He also emphasizes the passion of gypsy music and how it relates to their persecution.
Famous composers and performers of this period include Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi and many others. Music of the baroque period had a number of traits in style as well as spirit; examples include the use of the basso
Several other composers influenced the development of Nobre’s musical style, such as Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, and Bela Bartók. One of the characteristics of the Piano Toccata No.1 Op.45a is the percussive elements that are richly found in the piano music of Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, and Bela Bartok. Furthermore, similar to Villa-Lobos and Bartók, Nobre’s contribution to piano pedagogy is also substantial .The objective of this essay is to elucidate how those composers influenced and shaped the development of Nobre’s musical style. Also, a brief analysis of the Piano Toccata No.1 Op.45a will show its significance as a piece that reveals Nobre’s musical
The axis of the hips is parallel to that of the knees. In Kouros, we can draw a perfect line right down the center of the body but Doryphoros that line creates an asymmetrical s-shape. The right side of Doryphoros is compressed compared to his left because the left hip is hanging down over the relaxed leg, it’s not being supported. Polykleitos also shifts the head towards our left, once again, breaking the symmetry of the
According to the Tribal Directory, “Not only is music a major part of most tribes’ ceremonies and celebrations, but it is often a large part of their method of passing down oral traditions and history” (Tribal Directory, 1). Voice is the most important aspect in Native music. The lyrics in a song whether sung by one or multiple people, tells and explains stories and why rituals are taking place (Tribal Directory, 1). Each tribe typically has their own individual traditions of how they play and sing their music. This is because of the different meanings each tribe is trying to tell.
Baroque music is a style of western art music. It was followed after the Renaissance music and was followed in turn by classical music. It emerged in the seventeenth century as a shorthand notation for keyboardists who were accompanying a soloist or small ensemble performing a work originally composed for a larger group. Key composers of the Baroque music are Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Jean Philippe Rameau, Johann Pachelbel, George Frideric Handle, Claudio Monteverdi Domenico Scarlatti and many others. The Baroque period saw the creation of tonality and an approach to writing music in which a song or piece is written in a particular key.
Introduction Technological advancement has greatly facilitated cultural fusion worldwide. Cultural fusion is the fusion of two cultures in their attributes to result in a hybrid that contains the features of the both. It is not uncommon to find cultures incorporating the features of other cultures to result in a new hybrid culture. One such noticeable influence in case of cultures is the influence of the eastern or oriental music on the western or occidental music. Since times immemorial, music has been considered a link between human and the Divine and that is why music is taken as the oldest and a confirmed form of healing.