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.
With the help of many artist and the famous vallenato festival, all 4 styles of vallenato, Puya, Merengue, Paseo and son reached international recognition while simultaneously displaying cultural pride. Vallenato puya is one of the oldest style of vallenato and is characterized as being in triple meter with few lyrics. Its fast paced is meant to show off the virtuosity of the accordion. This style was able to reach international recognition because of the famous vallenato festival held in Colombia every year in which hundreds of people unite to play and listen to vallenato, plus it is now transmitted all over media and the radio all over the world. This demonstrates cultural pride because many dedicate time to attend and participate
Very quickly people were saying, “The Mexican Revolution is a revolution” (Rojo). It was much more than a bit of resentment towards the government. These people taking the initiative to change the way the country was running would play a great role in the course of history. At the most basic level, they changed the constitution of Mexico. But look closer, and discover that many more changes came out of the revolution.
The bloodiest battle that happened during the revolution was the battle of Zacatecas in 1914. the battle ended with forcing Huerta to resign and achieving victory for Villa. (Neth) The Mexican revolution of 1910 left a great impact on the country. The revolution was able to remove Diaz from his position, which was one of the main reasons why the revolution started in the first place. During the revolution, more artist and musicians showed, and their goal was ".. to redefine Mexico's national identity and dignify the struggles of everyday peoples. Nationalism formed a cultural core of the Mexican Revolution" (Green, Skidmore, and Smith
The Evolution of the Little Black Dress. See how the L.B.D went from a frock to a wardrobe essential and how it revolutionised fashion. The LBD (Little Black Dress) is a fashion must-have owing to its fibre/fabric content and the ability to suit all body shapes. The essay will address the following questions: What is the origin of the Little Black Dress, how did it become such an iconic expression known by women and men worldwide, what type of fabric and content is found in the little black dress, which enables it to suit all shapes and sizes, and why is this dress a must have. This fashion icon has a remarkable history, dating back to the 1900s.
In the nineteen sixties, Spain was living under the rule tyrannical rule of Dictator Francisco Franco. During this time, around the world music was changing lives and expanding across cultures. The young people of Spain were dealing with a rocky political climate, as well as a vast upheaval in the economic structure of the nation. It was inevitable that the way people perceived themselves would shift with the world around them. There were so many economic and social changes going on, however, that it can be difficult to nail down a specific social imaginary for the youths in Spain.
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
Censorship: In more conservative societies, censorship is a lot more common. Anything seemingly unconventional or provocative is blocked out. I appreciate censorship in a sense that my eyes don’t have to see anything I don’t want to them to, and my ears won’t have to listen to something I don’t want to them to. Censorship is good when it comes to terrorist ideas, insults, and pornography (for lack of a better term.) It is not always harmful, but sometimes unnecessary.
If you are Hispanic, there is a chance that you have heard this song growing up. As soon as the keys resembled the lyrics “Mami el negro esta rabioso, Quiere bailar conmigo, Decicelo a mi papa,” everyone recognized this song. You could tell by the crowd’s reaction that they really enjoyed this selection. “El Africano” had a complex rhythm that was danceable. This selection is fast in tempo and has a lot of repetition which makes it a memorable piece.
These ads work on the principle that if a man uses that product all women will be enticed by his charm (actually, the charm of the product); and if these enticing women do not respond, the man can resort to drinking large amounts of alcohol as an expression of anger towards women and emerge as a manly being. In this way, the product is sold and the man’s identity is standardised. This kind of symbolic male revenge toward women is expressed in a different way in a Captain Morgan rum ad that appeared in the 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. A cartoon character Captain Morgan is spraying water onto six bikini-clad women who are in the middle of a swimsuit photo shoot. These women are then seen huddled under an umbrella with the Captain who is grinning suspiciously.