Mariachi Music Mariachi music is a widely admired genre in the world now, but just recently it has risen in popularity. The word “mariachi” either means “marriage” in French or is an indigenous word for a wooden stage used by musical group performances. Before European conquest, natives used rattles, drums, flutes, and conch horns for religious occasions. When the Spanish arrived, they brought along violins, guitars, harps, brass horns, woodwind instruments, and colonial dancing, which eventually blended with the music of the natives. With these new additions, indigenous peoples and mestizos began to play European instruments along with their own musical inventions.
According to Julia De Burgos (2013) video ‘Bomba Puerto Rican Dance” Bomba is described as a traditional musical style from Puerto Rico. It was created through mixture of three different cultures, as african and Taino cultures. Its rhythm is created by playing two or more drums. Also, this video states that Bomba used to be played during weddings and those who dance it creates a conversation with their movements. Based on this video, men and women had a lot of differents by dancing Bomba.
It is a healing dance that involves spring-like steps and originally required one foot to remain on the ground at all times representing the dancer being connected to the earth. The Jingle Dress dance like the Hoop dance represents prayer and healing. Unlike the Hoop dance it is not geographically specific and has been adapted by both the northern and southern communities. Women performing the Hoop dance wear basic elements including leggings, moccassins, dress, hair piece and accessories. The women dance to the spirit in the song and dance to the beat with the drums.
The partners tease each other by dancing close to each but they never engage in contact. Also Hawaiians use music as social pastime in their lives. As well as being involved in competition dance teams, which are very popular within the Hawaiian youth. Dance teams compete in festival competitions. One of the place teams compete is at the Merrie Monarch Festival Competitions when date to 1963 through the 1971.
The type of styles that Berlin had in composing and writing songs were diverse. According to Cengage, He wrote music in the style as ragtime, and songs that culture or ethnicity such as Italian (Sweet Marie, Make-a Rag-a Time Dance Wid Me”), German (“Oh How That German Could Love”), Arab (“In My Harem”) and many
Mariachi music originated hundreds of years ago in colonial Mexico. The earliest groups consisted of string instruments such as violins, guitars, and a harp. These groups would provide entertainment solely for the local community. Different styles of the music, and the dance that accompanied it, developed in different regions of the country. Modern mariachi music first appeared in western Mexico in the middle of
One of the differences between Native Americans and Cubans is their style of dance. Native Americans style of dance tells a story through male traditional dancers combine drama in which they tell a story. Which is manly about warriors hunting for enemies. Native Americans dance, play a big role in religious rituals and other ceremonies in which they are held in large areas around a fire. Cuban dance also tells a story, but they differ due to the fact that Muñeira which is a dance of playful characters, with a social component expressing Gallantry and Salsa which is a popular form of dance originated in New York City influenced by Latin Americans mainly Cubans.
In a way, the Lindy Hop is all about the art of expressionism. The ones who dance the Lindy Hop are able to express themselves in multiple areas, such as attitudes, dance steps, and facial expressions. There is not one specific way to perform this dance since it is considered a street, flexible type of dance. Monaghan stated that “(Manning) always conveyed the muscular and pile-driving yet rhythmically rich style of his heyday, when he propelled partners through the air at lightning speeds,” which is suggested that anyone, including Manning, could make up new dance moves to go along with the Lindy
One other important use of music was war. Drums were popular in the New Kingdom period alongside the military or private scenes (Duchesne-Guillemin, 290). They are hung from the neck of the musician by a leather strap, possibly hinting at a Nubian origin rather than a Mesopotamian one, where drums are glued or nailed (Duchesne-Guillemin, 290). Unlike today, where drums are used to keep tempo, ancient drums were used as signals or possibly as a way of
The Philippines has always had a rich musical history. It takes its roots from the indigenous tribes of the Philippines, who used it as a way to pass on epics and stories about gods and heroes, a way to celebrate good harvests, festivals, weddings and births, a way to mourn the dead, to court women, and a way to praise the gods. This music was then enriched by the Philippines’ western colonizers. The Spaniards imparted the zarzuela (called sarswela in the Philippines) and the rondalla, adding more Spanish touches to Filipino folk songs. The Americans, on the other hand, influenced the Philippine music scene by introducing pop and rock, eventually leading to the creation of “Pinoy pop”, which included a wide variety of forms like dance tunes, ballads, rock n’ roll, disco, jazz, and rap.