The reason I picked this issue is not just because the state finds this way of dancing highly immoral, but also because the way I see it, is the freedom of movement, the young Cubans expressing their way of feeling free and being able to have a control of their own body in a state where everything is controlled by the regime. With reggaeton taking over the island, the moral panic rises among the Cubans. This happens mainly because of the vibe reggaeton gives as hypersexual, but in my opinion mainly because of the lyrics. The reggaeton lyrics tend to be more sexual, poor and even violent. In chapter 2, I am going to give more attention to analyzing the lyrics and talk more on case with Cuban reggaeton and the doble sentido.
They also worked with recording artists and producers close to the Palladium, many who have heard Latin music all their lives. Latin music was extremely influential and universal in the 50s; therefore, it served as a base for other upcoming genres. For example the song “Louie Louie” was based off of a Cha Cha Cha song, as evident in its rhythms. Why do you think Latin music had such a great influence on the development of popular
Hip hop has become popular, not just in America, but worldwide. Hip hop has expanded itself into music, fashion, advertisement and movies. It’s given many rappers, and those associated with the genre, the chance to branch themselves out into other ventures and create their own brands. Also, it has allowed them to bring hip hop to other communities through organizations and fundraisers as well. Hip-hop has gone through many changes that some people do not agree or identify with.
From the Sugar Hill Gang to Kendrick Lamar, rap music has been a massive part of American Culture since the 1970s. It has become a global phenomenon in music that has defined nearly two generations of popular culture. But where did this unique form of rhyming, most commonly over a driving, beat come from? Who/whom created this art style? Why is it so popular after nearly 40 years?
In the excerpt from “The Latin Tinge,” the author describes the influence of Latin music on American music from the beginning. The author states that despite the richness of Latin music not many affected American music. The major influences came form about four countries. The most influential being Cuba. The basic building block of Cuban music is a 3-2 rhythmic pattern or clave.
She was called La reina Tejana del bolero; which was the genre she mostly recorded. Rosita Fernández was also a successful artist, offering something new: Songs both in English and Spanish. Women were the strongest pillar of Tejano music and their impact has left a clear footprint in music in general. Notwithstanding, Tejano music has not been the only genre developed in the Texas area by the Mexican Americans. 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.
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.
It is common to hear song that express social messages and other world problems. Commercial consists of artists such as Shakira and Juanes, who make different types of music that express global messages and tendencies. Clothing styles in Colombia follow many of the trends displayed world-wide. During national festivals or other important events traditional Colombian fashions take center
Or he would beatbox the rhythm. That’s how we would come up with most of the songs on The Bachelor.”(Brydon, 2015) By the 1990’s Timbaland was one of the most sought after hip-hop and rhythm and blues artists in the music business. Unlike some producers Timbaland was one of few who created his own beats rather than using samples, creating complex and syncopated rhythms usually complemented by obscure sounds and rapping. In an interview on January 2004 Timbaland described his producing style as “My producing style is this: ‘I am the music.’ The artist is the front man for the producer.” (Timbaland, 2004). Timbaland is an extremely talented in the music industry as a producer, singer, songwriter and DJ at the age of 15 creating mixtapes as DJ Timmy Tim.
A man from Pennsylvania named William Franklin Goodling reported, “African American music has influenced all aspects of our society in the form of dance, fashion, language, art, literature, cinema, media and advertisements. All in all African American music has made a positive impact on and a broad appeal to diverse groups both nationally and internationally” (Goodling, William. House Resolution 509 speech). Very few people understand how America was highly impacted
Reggaeton arriving in Cuba With reggaeton spreading around the world, in early 2000, it arrived on the Cuban shores. Reggaeton entered the country through Oriente at the beginning of the previous decade, especially in the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo, which are closer to Jamaica and Puerto Rico and could receive their radio signals. Oriente is one of the six provinces of Cuba. Until 1976, it was known as Santiago de Cuba Province. Oriente Province has always had an important role in the history of Cuba.