The Harlem Renaissance was a time period where African American culture flourished, both in the US and around the world. This increased interest in the arts led to the discovery of many new African American writers and poets, including Langston Hughes, Claud McKay, and Zora Neale Hurston. In his collection of works titled The New Negro, the cover of which is on the previous page, helped many promising African American writers gain recognition. Often times, these writers and poets drew on other aspects of the Harlem Renaissance when creating their work. Langston Hughes drew a lot of his inspiration from jazz music and many of his poems, including the passage from one of his poems on the previous page, follow the rhythm of jazz and blues music.
Many peoples are more interested about and focusing on the classical music, blues, and country music, also jazz which from African Americans. The trend of American music still influences the people; however, the mainstream of the music has been changed. In nowadays world, the Korean pop music (K-pop) is getting famous and spread to the globe. K-pop including electronic music, hip-hop, R&B and more, that is under the term Korean Wave which also known as Hallyu that in Korean language. (Desideri, 2013) It became the latest trend that lets many peoples are paying attention and have the interest on Hallyu, especially the younger generation.
(Fitzgerald). In this novel the reader can see the inner turmoil within literature and its characters. There is a major shift present from supernatural and religious happiness, into individual driven happiness. Due to this newly valued individual independence, social boundaries in race and gender started to appear, thus causing the transition into the Harlem Renaissance, a movement that celebrated African American culture through artwork, literature, and music. Throughout this era elements of new identity, political challenging, and gender and racial improvements were all addressed and examined in the associated literature.
Music has always been a thorough reflection of the emotional state of a singer. In addition to that, music helps to cover important and often painful topics that are of relevance not only to the author of the song but also to other people. If a song touches on the human life, it is the success of the songwriters. Such songs are often to be found among the rap and hip-hop songs which are covering often brutal topics concerning the life of people in the society. One of the bright representatives of music performers and authors in this sphere is Drake whose songs are always meaningful and raise the topics speaking to many individuals.
Duke Ellington was a very famous pianist and composer as well as a bandleader of early to mid-20th century. Duke Ellington was not only known for having been a notable Jazz player, but also for having had a significant sound that made him stand out among other players in front of his audience. His use of rhythms and melodies in a blended manner allowed audiences a new experience to truly feel and comprehend the beauty of Swing music. Glenn Miller was a big band musician, a songwriter and composer. He is most famous for having done the most known arrangement of the famous Jazz song, In the Mood.
Fosse’s roots in childhood formal dance training provided the framework of his career which helped land him jobs in local nightclubs and later Broadway musicals. Being the only male at his dance school had some effect on him but he learnt to get on with life, “I got a lot of jokes and got whistled at a lot. But I beat up a couple of the whistlers and the rest sort of tapered off after a while.” After years of hard labour and long hours Bob Fosse has had a lasting effect on the world. Bob Fosse’s style revolutionized the world of jazz. ‘Cabaret’ is a high profile movie that was directed by Bob Fosse in 1972.
The rhythm of the blues changes the atmosphere in the room. Such poets are significant for the development of the society as a whole. With the amount of the special themes, the poetry of Langston Hughes remains to be the chronicle of the Harlem Renaissance. Therefore, it is good for everyone to read such poetry in order to understand the nature of the times that passed by. The general impression cannot be combined to anything in the
Also, I inferred from the movie that music made them happy by breaking the awkwardness and tension between the white players and the black players. When the racial tensions were gone between the players, then the team was happy listening and singing to music, not caring about the color of their skin. Music is a binding force for the team because it made them happier. Next, music is a binding force for the team because it helped them win on the football field. In the movie, when the team started to listen to music in training camp, they started to help each other out and started to work together on the field.
Introduction Jazz is a unique musical genre which originated in the 19th century in the New Orleans region of America. Jazz has often been described as one of America's original art forms and has encircled itself with elements detached from alternative music genres. The origins of Jazz have been predominantly influenced by the socio-cultural temperament in New Orleans at that time. The early part of the 19th Century saw New Orleans become a self-governing city and state. The population of New Orleans began to increase substantially with an influx of immigrants including Americans, Africans and French with immigrants from the earlier Haitian Revolution (Creole ).
Dancing in clubs makes a person become part of a collective while maintaining his/her individuality. Engaging in a dance shows the transcendent character of live music (Behr et al., 2014) resulting to an overwhelming experience particularly when in a crowd. This is an important element of clubbing as a stress-reliever for participants because as Randy pointed out, “kapag nadiyan ka na sa dance floor, wala nang pakialamanan.” (if you are already on the dance floor, you won’t care about other people anymore). This is rooted from the fact that clubbing reflects liberation based on the idea that it becomes a kind of play. As seen in the aforementioned discussion, it can be said that experience, along with the value associated with it, is a very important component of clubbing.