Salsa music originated in Eastern Cuba in the early 1900s. The music came from a mix of Spanish and Afro-Cuban music, using both rhythms and instruments from each style. Salsa dance is a mixture of many various styles and techniques. It was created by immigrants coming to Latin America in search of better lives and African slaves. These people combined Danzón
The colonization can be traced back to the slave trade era in the mid-1500s (Rodrigues 1965). Brazilian music traditions have been influenced from traditional African instruments, pattern of dancing, rhythm (Rivera 2001). Samba music, popular around the world, is a direct heir of African music called Afro-Brazilian music (Advameg, Countries and their cultures
The original Bachata is listened throughout Latin America and probably the most listened Latin music genre in New York as it fused to other genres like the R&B of Aventura (famous Bachata group formed in Bronx, NY) as matter of fact the most popular Bachata song is Obsession played by the famous Dominican group based in New York, Aventura, others artists are Luis Vargas, Raulin Rodriguez, Frank Reyes, Xtreme and many more. Nowadays Bachata is officially musically recognized music genre not only among the Latino community but worldwide thanks to artists like Prince Royce and Romeo Santos (main singer of the group Aventura) creating a massive movement worldwide. As we move down to the South America, one may come across one of the most influential
Latin Jazz, also known as Afro-Cuban jazz originated around 1940. It was due to the gradual and long interactions of American and Cuban music which birthed this distinct style of jazz. African american tunes and dance rhythms traveled north into the United States as well as the musical styles of African-American Jazz found their way down to the Caribbean and Central and Southern America. The fusion of both musical styles; Cuban music and African-American jazz was largely due to musicians and dancers throughout the area beginning to familiarise themselves with both of the musical techniques. The fusion happened in 1940 in the city of New York through the beginning of Machito and the Afro-Cubans orchestra, which was under directorship of Cuban trumpeter Mario Bauzá who essentially created the Latin Jazz through fusing jazz arrangements with Afro- Cuban percussion rhythm.
The controversial issue of the origins of the salsa dance and music dominates the music industry in the US. Various explanations exist on the factors and circumstances which led to the emergence of the Salsa dance in the United States. Moreover, the contribution of different Afro-Latin music styles in the development of salsa music and dance styles have been under dispute. These Afro-Latin music styles stem their impacts on themes such as sentimental expressions, ideological and religious sentiments, present occurrences and the supernatural. The Colonial rule of the Cuban and Puerto Rico regions by the Spaniards and North American conquest promoted activities such as slavery among Africans.
In the late 19th century, they could think of their lives after the emancipation of slaves and express the sorrows and the rustic life as the songs. It had deeper roots in a style of music called blues. Ragtime developed in African American communities throughout the Midwest, particularly Missouri and was popular from 1895 to 1918. Ragtime was similar to the march and combined with black songs and dances such as the cakewalk. Ragtime was the precursor of the jazz.
History of Jazz music Jazz is music genre that originated from New Orleans in the early 20th century. A major port city, people from all over the world, of different ethnic groups came together and as a result, musicians were exposed to a variety of music (Verity, 2016). Jazz was born out of and evolved from the African American experience in the United States. Jazz evolved from slave and religious folk songs and its originators were primarily African American (Dyas, 2016). However, its roots can be traced from the musical traditions of Africa and Europe.
Chapter 1 – History of African Slaves Limbo is heavily influenced by African culture and its idiosyncrasy. This is due to the presence of African Slaves that were present in Trinidad and Tobago during the 17th – 18th centuries. Due to Trinidad and Tobago’s colonial past, the African slaves were brought to Trinidad by neighbouring French colonies to work as domestic assistants. Under the order of the King of Spain, José de Gálvez in 1783, under the Cedula of Population; he ordered the colonization of Trinidad and Tobago by the French. Initially, The African slaves were only to be used as domestic help, however, the upsurge of sugarcane production herald for a larger workforce.
Some people assume that I have been dancing here my whole life because of my connection to the girls and my improvement over the years, but truthfully I started dancing at Spotlight when I was in fifth grade. A good friend of mine from school, Alexa, had always talked to me about how much she loved this studio and how great the people were there. I had danced when I was younger but left the sport to plays soccer for several years. Dance was always within me, and it finally came to the point that I knew I wanted to continue to do what I previously had loved. I decided to go to the fall open house and check out the dance studio.
It gives the song dimension as well as adding to the emotion. I really enjoy how the song starts out really slow as if there is no hope for the guy to get the girl, but then there is a crescendo that almost makes it seems like there is a new boost of confidence as well as a little bit of anger, then he returns back to the slower, softer tempo as if he has kind of given up. To me, the rhythm of this piece of music gives additional emotional effect. The elements of music can be applied to every song whether it is classical, country, rap, or pop. They make song more interesting to listen to.