It is often credited as the city that gave birth to jazz. However, the more in-depth the research, the more difficult it is to claim one city as the origin. New Orleans is an exciting city that keeps alive many of its early customs and traditions. The city is tolerant of all races and was a natural setting for the music of West Africa and Europe to meet and merge. When considering New Orleans the birthplace of jazz, one must keep in mind that slaves were brought first to Virginia in 1619 and that the first instrumental jazz was recorded in New York City in 1917.
The film, Goodfellas, released in 1990 and directed by Martin Scorsese is a film based on a true story that takes place in Brooklyn, New York. Goodfellas provides drama, suspense and anxiety. There are a number of extraordinary scene, characterization, points of view, lighting, as well as high, small and/or stable angles of shots to analyze. The Copacabana is a scene narrated by Karen, Henry Hill’s future wife. Copacabana, is a distinguished nightclub, mostly attended by wealthy people.
Before this epoch, the indigenous people and the slaves brought to the Americas in the 17th century, danced to their own music, but very little is known about it. After the American Civil War people from the Caribbean and the south of the United States began to move to the big cities in the North. In New York many settled in the Harlem District. They brought with them their own music and cultural traditions. Dances as Charleston and Lindyhop became very popular among blacks as well as whites and the influence of what is called this ‘Harlem Renaissance’ spread even into Europe.
Today in 21st centuries, world becoming smaller and smaller. It has been trending to move one country to another for opportunity and successes. The American Dream is one of the best examples in the case of migration. It had been flowing in 1960 and 1970 that people came to America for hope of successes. Thomas’s “Fear and Loathing in Lass-Vegas” has a story of himself and his Attorney whose went to the city of sun-shine to achieve their goal of the American Dreams.
The 1920s was a crazy time period in history - there were prohibitions and so much energy in cities. F. Scott Fitzgerald who authored The Great Gatsby, wrote about his view of this era and how it impacted him. The 1920s was such a party era due to WWI ending and loved ones coming home. Due to the war ending, not only were family and friends coming home but women and other races had to go back into their places. In the Great Gatsby, the main character Nick Carraway moves to one of the most energetic cities anyone could go to – New York City.
A well known type of music during the Harlem Renaissance was jazz. Many jazz bands started to form all over the United States. In New Orleans, there was a jazz band that consisted of the cornet, clarinet and trombone. This band was greatly enjoyed by the American society. The band was having prominent success, until the rate of racism, prejudice and violence increased between 1917 and 1923.
In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the novel, The Great Gatsby, that is now known as a classic. The Great Gatsby describes the society of the 1920s and tells a timeless story that transports readers into a different era. The story takes place in New York City which, during the Jazz Age, was dripping with outlawed alcohol. It concentrates on a specific love affair of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald incorporates issues of the time period such as race, women’s roles, the makeup of a family, and even homosexuality.
When disco arrived it changed a lot of things. It changed the kind of music people listened to; changed the way they danced and changed the places they went out to at night. The movie that made everyone want to disco was the ever popular “Saturday Night Fever” which came out in 1977. The movie soundtrack went platinum and the music was fantastic you heard it practically everywhere you went. If you are puzzled as to what I’m talking about then you missed out on an incredible time and if you are smiling and nodding then don’t you want to get up and disco once again?
“There were different types of speakeasies in most major cities that varied in quality, size, and the types of people that visited them ” (Alchin) and ranged from being a good place for people to relax, socialized, and of course drink in relative safety (that is unless the police come busting down the door), to poor run down rooms that could kill you for drinking poisoned alcohol or worse. Within a good speakeasy there were jazz players and even dancers to entertain visitors. Inside they would serve cocktails which are mixtures to mask the taste of the alcohol at the time as some was quite poorly distilled. They were so popular that some places even had celebrities come in. Now of course the alcohol had to come from somewhere as buying, selling, and producing alcohol was illegal.
Stereotypes aren't real I had too much free time. It's not really normal for a 6 year old to be bored. with all the excitement and joy with being a clueless 6 year old, I was bored, a lot. I always remembered picking up my sister from dance, with a smile on her face, always talking about the new steps and moves she learned, to be honest, I kinda used to be jealous. She went to this little place called the dance shoppe.