I like to wear black and listen to rock and roll music. I can’t count how many times I have been called goth and emo. It affected the way I dressed for a while, but like the author I no longer care what people think of me. I am amazed at how strong the author is for dealing with all of the comments she gets and still not caring about what anyone thinks of her. I would
There was not much harmony in the song, or rather before the 60’s in general, but has harmonic tones of the era. The song attracted teens with an under line sexual rebellion that teens like but parents did not. The melody of the song could be considered memorable because it can remind you of a time that you lost some one that you love and now walking down that lonely street of being heartbroken. Rhythm for the heartbreak hotel is considered to be a simple time 4/4 or quadruple time signature that is a common time signature for Western popular music. This was the most common in rock, blues, funk, country, and pop.
For example, the Harlem Renaissance was a great opportunity for African Americans to express their sadness they had felt as slaves. This was demonstrated by Billie Holiday who sang The Strange Fruit; “Southern Trees bare strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees….” Instead of directly stating his perspective as a slave, Holiday ties in a lot of emotion by using strange fruit as a symbol of slaves. He also brings in the words “blood” and “black bodies” to symbolize the dark times he had gone through as a slave. This also significantly affected social change in the Harlem renaissance, because it is a very sad and deep side that Americans were not able to experience. Not all music produced in the Harlem Renaissance was about slavery, for many people this was a chance to draw attention to their talents.
There are strongly four elements in every movie; narrative, cinematography, editing and sounds. The narrative in both movies had the actual use of word that were prevalent in the 1960s such as the use of the word “cool” in “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”. The narrative in “Selma” were as subtle as the movie. The cinematography was different as they were filmed in different times. Through the differences, the both movie showed how the racial oppression was present at that time and how people were having a hard time in accepting another race and culture.
In the reading for today, Waksman discusses the relevance of Jimmy Hendrix to the Black Arts Movement and the importance of Hendrix being an African-American performer at a time when race relations were still highly tense within the United States. Waksman touches upon the interesting point of whether viewing Hendrix as an essential part of the Black Arts Movement is really appropriate. On the one hand, acknowledging and celebrating the fact that many of the most important musical artists from the birth of popular music onwards were African-American prevents the arts from being seen as a purely white domain, rightfully demonstrating to the world that black people were equally as capable and talented. Conversely however, Waksman notes the inadequacies of grouping all African-American musicians together under the banner of a single movement. Referring to Hendrix as a
our culture put us in history also known as black history month. All African Americans were coming from everywhere and being on the streets of Harlem Renaissance.Women and Men would dress up just to go to the cotton club in Harlem .The movement was with Langston Hughes, Jessie Redmon Fauset.The Harlem Renaissance influenced African Americans to make music, but it was largely ignored
It sounds like something out of a bizarre “Jekyll-and-Hyde” style parody: Alice Mansfield is a calm, respectable Christian woman, but when she hears the rowdy beats of jazz rising up through the window, her mind threatens to snap; “It made her hold her hand in the pocket of her apron to keep from smashing it through the glass pane,” (59).Without ever using the word “repression,” Toni Morrison uses Alice Mansfield, a secondary character in her novel Jazz, to exemplify this theme. The complicated relationship Alice Mansfield has with jazz music can be extrapolated to analyze what Morrison perceives about the relationship Americans have with black art as a whole. The Fifth Avenue scene where Alice is overwhelmed by watching a black protest is one of the key instances where Morrison most effectively expands Alice’s personal grievances with jazz music to investigate the role of black art in American culture.
Although it may be hard to find balance between the symbols in Erin Morgenstern's novel The Night Circus, there are still many of Freudians theories that connect with each other. This is illustrated by color symbolism shown throughout the novel. Red is the universal symbol of love. In The Night Circus,
While this motive does not hold the same weight in the Chopin as the Mendelssohn, it can surely be seen throughout the Mazurka. For example, in measure 142 to measure 143, we get this “chromatic slippage” in the bass from our infamous G# to a G-natural. The slippage in this moment is not exclusive to the bass however, as we also get it in the upper voices, shifting the listener’s interpretation of the harmony of the measure from a V6/V on the first beat to a German+6 chord on the following
It did not set boundaries for the type of emotions conveyed and no feelings were euphemised. The use of appealing harmonies was abolished and more dissonant chords were used. Polyphony was used and there wasn’t a very big influence on melody. It is said that Richard Wagner of the Romantic era was the true pioneer of
A few of these celebrations are Carnaval de Negros y Blancos, Carnaval de Barranquilla, Ibagué Folk Festival and Bambuco National Folk Festival, and the Wind and Kite Festival. The Carnaval de Negros y Blancos is a celebration that dates back to the ancient Indians honoring their moon goddess. Today it is a celebration of their multicultural heritage. The Carnaval de Barranquilla is the most colorful carnival in all the world. The Colombians gather in the streets for four days for this annual ceremony.
Wayne Toups is the leader of a band that plays strictly Cajun and Zydeco music originally from Louisiana, making them referred to as ethnic content. In the Cajun music industry, there are many different subgenres of Cajun music itself. These would be Traditional Cajun music, Country and Texas swing Cajun music, Dancehall Cajun music, Cajun ‘Renaissance’ music, and Contemporary Cajun music. Wayne Toups is in the Contemporary Cajun music with the type of music he plays today. This style of music involves a heavy influence of rock, R&B, blues, soul, and zydeco, but producing a less traditional and more contemporary sound.
1. How does minstrelsy reflect complicated musical/racial relations in the 19th and 20th centuries? Do you think elements of minstrelsy live on in popular music today, especially hip-hop? During the 19th and 20th centuries, white people were still dictating the rules of the society. The black community at that time had to follow set rules, and had different rights than white people.
For example, Metallica faced major success in the 1980s and 90s. They didn’t follow the “quit while you’re ahead” rule, and their music suffered for it. While Led Zeppelin and other bands and artists that suffered similar fates, such as Nirvana and Amy Winehouse, are tragic, they are remembered as legends. Led Zeppelin would not have the impact that they have today if they were still touring. The Rolling Stones are still performing, and while they are a hugely successful band, they’ve become something of a joke for their old age.
The teenagers of the 1950s gained something that no other generation had ever experienced: a culture all to themselves. Rock and Roll music, as well as the culture that surrounded it, was marketed purely to teenagers. It was something they could call their own. As an alternative to the conservative values of their parents, Rock and Roll music engulfed the 1950s teenage mind with a sense of rebellion. As Altschuler writes, “Although rock ’n’ roll was a commodity…it continued to resist and unsettle ‘mainstream’ values” (119).