Lastly, there is vallenato son, which is similar to paseo but is in duple meter with a nostalgically and plaintive mood. Artist such as Jorge Celedon and Fanny Lu help spread vallenato both son and paseo through songs that became big hits internationally and gained attention from outside of Colombia. Their songs demonstrated cultural pride because similar to Carlos Vives, both artist heavily incorporate elements of vallenato into their works. Vallenato swept Colombia by its feet when it first was discovered and as time progressed through its successful commercialization, it’s spread across to other nations giving them each a taste of the Colombian
Tito Rodriguez was known to be a perfectionist when it came to his mz usic, as stated in the article: " everything had to be in its place, in tune, on the beat, and above all, performed with sufficient sabor" (Rondón 4). This quotation reminds me of my dancing, and the way it relates to the connection with musicality and truly expressing your "sabor" when performing. Its people like Tito Rodriguez that influenced dancers in creativity. To move and create a story with your dancing is all guided through amazing music by artists like Rodriguez an Puente. Other than the upbeat and rapid musical genre of salsa, there came to style Bolero; which is characterized as the "feeling" which is more of an emotional context.
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.
Mexico exudes a rich culture of time-honored traditions and beliefs which incorporate music and dance to showcase these elements. The corrido or ballad is one such genre of music where melodies have inundated the country for over a century, yet in a distorted version, continues to remain popular today. Moreover, these corridos have allowed migrants and individuals possessing the Mexican ethnicity to connect to their heritage from abroad by sharing the music unique to a culture (Madrid 2013, 92). The tones of the songs remain marginally unchanged; however, the musical lyrics, have continually evolved alongside the embracing culture. The traditional Mexican corrido was a culmination of styles which migrated to the Latin nation.
There were different aspects of music and dance and all often reflected the Elizabethan’s way of life. The Elizabethan people thought of music as being powerful and wonderful (“William”), and according to Linda Alchin’s website, music was important in Elizabethan life. To the Elizabethan people, music was a form of entertainment (“Music”). Everyone loved music, and to them, music allowed creative expression (Mahabal). Types of Elizabethan music included court, church, town, street, theater, consort, and house music.
They also celebrate the people that came after and helped combine cultures and races, but also the cultures of the natives before the Europeans came. This holiday is also used to proclaim the Hispanic Heritage of Latin America. It is celebrated in many countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Uruguay. Dia de la Raza helps bring together many Spanish speaking people, and even cultures. Some ways this holiday is celebrated is with parades, traditional dances, and feasts.
One of the differences between Native Americans and Cubans is their style of dance. Native Americans style of dance tells a story through male traditional dancers combine drama in which they tell a story. Which is manly about warriors hunting for enemies. Native Americans dance, play a big role in religious rituals and other ceremonies in which they are held in large areas around a fire. Cuban dance also tells a story, but they differ due to the fact that Muñeira which is a dance of playful characters, with a social component expressing Gallantry and Salsa which is a popular form of dance originated in New York City influenced by Latin Americans mainly Cubans.
As you can see, the 1920s music and dance has put a great impact on our world today. Most artists and dancers gained their inspiration from this specific time period. They were influenced by the many dance crazes and different genres of music from the twenties. Even today we still have famous Jazz and Blues clubs all over the country. Today technology has continued to grow and record labels have soared.
It is hard to imagine anywhere else where people dance in the street, and celebrate life, and let the good times roll other than New Orleans. Many of these celebrating were created by Louisiana Creole families who contribute to society by way of food, family, dance, and music. For example, my cousins Janice and John Cosey are addicted to Creole cooking, dancing, and the passing of old Creole traditions from generation to generation. Aside from being my cousin, John was my teacher. His love for his students and his passion for Creole customs and celebrations were unparalleled.
The Philippines has always had a rich musical history. It takes its roots from the indigenous tribes of the Philippines, who used it as a way to pass on epics and stories about gods and heroes, a way to celebrate good harvests, festivals, weddings and births, a way to mourn the dead, to court women, and a way to praise the gods. This music was then enriched by the Philippines’ western colonizers. The Spaniards imparted the zarzuela (called sarswela in the Philippines) and the rondalla, adding more Spanish touches to Filipino folk songs. The Americans, on the other hand, influenced the Philippine music scene by introducing pop and rock, eventually leading to the creation of “Pinoy pop”, which included a wide variety of forms like dance tunes, ballads, rock n’ roll, disco, jazz, and rap.