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
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.
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 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
Dance is an important part of every culture, it serves as a way for people to express themselves and be social. In Latin culture especially, dance is a very important part of daily life. There are many different dances, but four of the most popular are la salsa, el merengue, la cumbia, and el tango. La Salsa dance was born in Cuba, but has origins from many different countries. Salsa music originated in Eastern Cuba in the early 1900s.
Hip Hop also plays a very important role in modern culture and society of African-Americans. After the abolition of slavery, African-Americans
Each have their traditions that emerged from the south of America and specially the African-American populations of that region. The musical styles of each are the results of the collision of traditionally African rhythms and musical techniques with European classical and popular music genre. Each are adored American styles of music. Miles Davis “So What” and Robert Johnson’s “Cross Roads Blues” have some similarities and some differences. Miles Davis “So What” is Modal Jazz, used whole band tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Piano, Drums, trumpet, bass, and emphasis on melody and rhythms whereas Robert Johnson’s “Cross Roads Blues” is Delta Blues, used only slide guitar and vocals in his track (solo), and defining Racism, phobia and violence.
Carlos Santana is the original icon of Latin American music, producing sounds of Rock N Roll and Salsa. Into both an artistic and in marketable music making ways. Carlos Santana has an astonishing lead guitar sound that has became his trademark over the years. Because of him Latin and American guitar players has someone to look up to and learn from.
Music was a critical part in the U. S civil rights movement, as it 's for social movements around the world. Freedom songs gave African-American people, new courage and a sense of unity. Suzanne Smith, author of "Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit" stated that "Singing in a group helps remind people that they are not alone." Often songs within the movement were subjects by events that occurred within that era such as, Aretha Franklin "Respect," Blue Mitchell "March on Selma" and Bob Marley "Redemption Song. " The music draws direct inspiration from the movement whilst expressing the moral urgency of the struggle.
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 and beautiful countries of Latin America; Brazil. Brazil is situated in South America and is the homeland to Samba. Another genre of latin music popular worldwide is certainly Samba. Samba is the most typical music from Brazil and even though there are many types of samba, the word “Samba” derives from Angolan term “semba” which is an invitation to dance but despite the word, it could also mean “to pray” as invoking
Bachata is a popular guitar music that originated from the Dominican Republic. In the Article Bachata: The soulful music, the slow dance explains that while bachata is mainly based on bolero rhythm. This genre traditionally includes other kinds of music such as vals, merengue and ranchera. In 1986 Bachata was an exclusive type of music for maids and taxi drivers. It wasn’t until musicians with big names in the music industry such as Juan Luis Guerra and Anthony Santos that made more appealing to women.
It can change from a couples dance to a soloist dance because Rumba can consist of tradition folkloric music and Spanish or African music. Rumba is a great dance that government of Cuba nationalizes from where it
Regla de Ocha, or Santeria, is an Afro-Cuban religion that was born from the context of colonialism and oppression through the memories and experiences of Yoruba slaves in Cuba. It is a combination of beliefs and practices from their homeland in Nigeria, of Roman Catholicism that was imposed on them from the Spanish colonists and of French spiritism from the work of Allan Kardec. In the last couple decades, Santeria has spread and gained popularity throughout South America and North America as an Afro-Cuban religion that many Cubans and African Americans abroad have embraced. Throughout the years, Santeria has also changed and has been redefined in different contexts as it has made its way across the African Diaspora and into different types
Jazz music has spread around the world. It has drawn on national and regional musical cultures. Jazz has been the most important social factor that black musicians were able to record the blues, gospel and more. These musicians lived through inequality and many discovered their freedom in jazz. It became African Americans freedom because jazz
Black dance has contributed to major significant traditions and celebrations in the United Kingdom. Some of these celebrations are the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics Games. “My direct involvement in these special events has given me a firsthand experience of the significant role black dance has played, as one of the ethnic minority arts, in celebrating the cultural diversity of Britain, (Kuwor).” This event concluded of a celebration that was celebrated in Britain with the Queen’s presence. Many young groups of British dancers would come to this event and dance.