Dave Matthews was adamant grass roots methods of tourism, and his audacity, he was successful and spread his message of self-affirmation anti-racial millions. Many individual successes have been achieved that are the legacy of the Dave Matthews Band. Dave Matthews in collaboration with the local jazz guru John D'earth picked up some exceptional players from the local jazz scene to tape some songs Matthews Band. The "Dave Matthews Band" newly formed frequently played concerts and has become progressively popular in the local celebrations college frat house. From the origin until now the Dave Matthews Band maintains a mental basis, earning their fan base through visits, and using their independent label "Bama Rags" to assist others struggling
Taking place in Orange County, La Tocada Fest puts on a one day festival packed with some of the best Latin musicians. From Natalia LaFourcade’s effortlessly beautiful performance to Cafe Tacvba’s highly anticipated set, the festival was vibrant and colorful with the sound of Latin jams. With everyone speaking Spanish where you looked, I couldn’t help but feel like I was back in Mexico. The energetic and engaging crowds, as well overall fun attitude of everyone made it an incredibly enjoyable and refreshing experience. Girl Underground Music had the privilege of covering the fest over the weekend and we highlight some of our favorite performances.
Jazz, a music considered truly ‘American’; a mix of African-American rhythms such as ragtime, blues and gospel, has also been interpreted by the community, ingrained with their own style, their own sabor. Mexican Americans and Jazz have combined so well, that some good bands have been formed and there is a Texas Jazz Festival being held every year, which has been promoted and planned with the participation of Latinos to a great extent. This has been possible thanks to the flexibility of these people, who have opened their arms –and their ears- to the new sounds and who have found ways to make them their
Singers such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday popularized blues and jazz vocals. Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong drew huge audiences as white Americans as well as African Americans caught jazz fever (Kallen 13). The continuing hardships faced by African Americans in the Deep South and the urban North were severe, it took the environment of the new American city to bring in close proximity some of the greatest minds of the day. Harlem brought notice to great works that might otherwise have been lost or never produced. The results were phenomenal; the artists of the Harlem Renaissance undoubtedly transformed African American culture.
Summaries: Salsa: Salsa originates in New York buy has strong Latin American roots especially Cuba; the roots of Salsa depend on the genre’s. The kind of Salsa we know today also has percussive roots in Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean tribal dances. It is most similar to the Cha Cha Cha, which is a traditional Caribbean dance or the Mamba, which is from Cuba. There are many different types of Salsa dancing some of which include Cuban Style, New York Style, and Columbian Style. Columbian Salsa has quick foot work-like most types of Salsa- and rapid skip motions, which define it.
We are known for having the hottest sauce in the world. Mexico is also known for their regional music that is heard and liked by many people in the world. Soccer is my favorite sport. It contributes to my culture, identity because it shows my Mexican heritage. It is a big part of my life and also a big part of my Mexican culture, you may wonder why?
However, the true nature of salsa, again, focuses on isolation of the hips, shoulders, and feet. No matter what context, the most important aspect of the salsa is to match the movements with the music. The music and rhythm of salsa is frequently very upbeat and lively. “The typical salsa band today features a rhythm section of bass, piano, congas, bongos, and timbales, a horn section of variable size, and one or more singers.” (Berrios-Miranda 162). It often has a complex African percussion to give the song an underlying groove.
Jazz categories include Dixieland, swing, bop, cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, third stream, jazz-rock, and fusion. Bebop was the first major leap in creating the cultural phenomenon that was jazz. It gained a massive amount of popularity over a short span. Bebop gained popularity in the 1940’s and the reason bebop stayed primarily in African-American culture was that it was too complicated for white musicians to copy. This brought their culture back into the public’s eye.
Scholars such as Carl and Virgil Taylor emphasize “Hip-Hop is not only a genre of music, but also a complex system of ideas, values and concepts that reflect newly emerging and ever-changing creative correlative expressive mechanisms including but not limited to song, poetry, film and fashion.” Hip hop includes, rapping, graffiti, breakdancing, and DJing. It grew in popularity after a lot of house parties and basement parties. DJ Hollywood and DJ Afrika Bambaataa are known for coming up with the term "hip-hop". What Hip hop containes, is considered “artistic variations” of street gang competition and one’s ability to be better. Hip hop is broken down into four main subgroups Rapping or MCing Graffiti Breakdancing DJing Rap is when a person is MCing or rhyming, it is considered a form of poetry, and it focuses mainly on the flow, delivery and lyrical content that is being said by the MC.
Swing was first introduced by black musicians. Some of them included Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, and Jimmy Lunceford. Interestingly enough, because of the popularity of the music, African Americans were able to produce music and bring it into white society for them to listen to. These African American musicians also influenced many of the white musicians as well. White jazz musicians had taken inspiration from black jazz music for many years, but because of swing, they became even more deeply devoted to integrating this music to blacks and whites.