Latin American Music Essay

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In this essay I will be talking about Latin American Music and Harps. I will discuss the different regional styles of music, styles of harps and also some of the popular styles such as the Salsa, Tejango and the Latin ballid. I will also be discussing the composer Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla.
Latin American music originates in Latin American counties and territories of the Americas and the Caribbean south of the United States. 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,
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Coastal Afro-Peruvian music is characterized by the use of the cajón peruano. Amerindian music varies according to region and ethnicity. The best known Amerindian style is the huayno, played on instruments such as the charango and guitar. Mestizo music is varied and includes populae valses and marinera from the northern coast.
Popular styles:
Salsa: Based on Cuban music in rhythm, tempo, bass line, riffs and instrumentation, Salsa represents and amalgamation of musical style including rock, jazz and other Latin American musical traditions.
Tejano music: Tejano music can sometimes be categized as a blend of country, R&B from Texas and rock. Today most Tejanos is in South Texas and have a folk form and poplar music. Texan star Selena is credited with bringing it to the forefront of popular music.
Latin ballad: The Latin ballad originated in the 1960’s. T is very popular in Hispanic American and Spain. It is characterized by a sensitive rhythm. It has several variations, similar to the bolero. Many artists have popularised this genre since the mid 20th century.
Some of the main instruments used in Latin American music are maracas, whistles, panpipes, trumpets. Some musicians use guitars, violins and harps all been incorporated into their

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