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TOP 10 BLUES SONGS. Cajun music. Cajun music, an emblematic music of Louisiana, is rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Acadians of Canada. Cajun music is often mentioned in tandem with the Creole-based, Creole-influenced zydeco form, both of Acadiana origin. These French Louisiana sounds have influenced American popular music for many decades, especially country music, and have influenced pop culture through mass media, such as television commercials. Aural analysis[edit] Cajun music is relatively harsh with an infectious beat and a lot of forward drive, placing the accordion at the center. Besides the voices, only two melodic instruments are heard, the accordion and fiddle, but usually in the background can also be heard the high, clear tones of a metal triangle. Subgenres of Cajun music[edit] Traditional Cajun[edit] Country and Texas swing Cajun[edit] Main article: Western swing This style involves heavy elements of Texas country music influence and a move away from the traditional accordion.

Lyrics[edit] Academic. Cajun Music: Alive and Well in Louisiana. By Ann Savoy One of French Louisiana's most vital attractions is its music. Acadian music has undergone vast changes since arriving in Louisiana, to a large extent because those who play it today live so differently from earlier residents. Understanding Cajun music in all its variety is a large undertaking but an important one. Today, we in Louisiana are fortunate to have living representatives of many of its various styles and stages. A look at Cajun music and its development offers a glimpse into Louisiana's different cultures, its fascinating history, and the variety which exists within a traditional culture. Audio & Video Clips on Louisiana Traditional Culture. The following is a list of audio and video clips featured on the Folklife in Louisiana website. 'Tit galop pour Mamou performed by Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Written by Dewey Balfa.

Audio & Video Clips on Louisiana Traditional Culture

Flat Town Music, BMI. From the album 'Tit galop pour Mamou. ® and © 1992 by Rounder Records, # CD6048. Used by Permission. Traditional Cajun Music - Hippy to-yo. List of Best Tex-Mex Bands/Groups. The roots of Tejano music are as widespread and diverse as the traditions of the people that invented it.

List of Best Tex-Mex Bands/Groups

The main root of Tejano or Tex-Mex music is Mexico, where most Tejano artists originated from - but that is only half of the story. Tejano bands are also heavily influenced by the culture of their adopted homeland of South and Central Texas. While most Tejano singers hail from Mexico, it is in the United States where Tejano singers like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, and female Tejano singers like Selena, "The Queen of Tejano" developed their songs and became internationally known. This list of the top tejano music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Tejano music (Tex-Mex) Tejano music or Tex-Mex music (Texan-Mexican music) is the name given to various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-American populations of Central and Southern Texas. With roots in the late 19th century, it became a music genre with a wider audience in the late 20th century thanks to artists such as Selena, often referred to as "The Queen of Tejano", Mazz, Elida Reyna, Los Palominos, Ramón Ayala, Elsa García, Laura Canales, La Mafia, Oscar Estrada, Jay Perez, Emilio Navaira, Alicia Villarreal, Gary Hobbs, Shelly Lares, Stefani Montiel, David Lee Garza and Jennifer Peña, La Fiebre La Sombra.

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Top 10 Salsa Songs of all Time. Too many people smoking some funny things in this page.

Top 10 Salsa Songs of all Time

You should know from the get-go that this topic is always going to be subjective. I personally think you need to break it down a number of ways. 1. Is it for dancing or for listening, or both? 2. Do you like “old” (like the classics) or “new” salsa? Me personally – 1. 2. 3. Salsa Music. Introduction The most widely heard and influential form of music from Puerto Rico today is called salsa.

Salsa Music

The term translates to English as "sauce" to denote music that spices and enlivens things. But not just any music. It is a complex musical genre that evolved from many roots into a uniquely Puerto Rican product. It could be said that "salsa" is primarily a commercial tag for contemporary Latin pop music that connotes a feeling that sums up the variety of redefined and reinterpreted styles at its roots. 181.FM - Salsa ~ Free Internet Radio.

100 Greatest Reggae Songs. Criteria: This top 200 songs list contains the classic Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dancehall and Dub songs from Jamaica along with newer songs from Reggae artists in the U.K., U.S. and Africa.

100 Greatest Reggae Songs

Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity as well as influence and impact in Reggae music. (Note: These are Reggae songs by Reggae artists. Not the occasional reggae song recorded by non-reggae artists.) Background: Reggae - Around 1960, in the slums of Kingston Jamaica, where the local bands were playing a musical mixture of American R&B, Caribbean, and pan-African sounds, drummers began to emphasize the afterbeat, the 2nd and 4th beats (4/4 time) in unison with the piano and guitar while the bass played walking quarter notes.

The musicians called the sound "Upside-down R&B". Reggae Music. Edward Havel Rhetoric of Reggae Research Paper Professor Alfred Snider (Tuna)

Reggae Music

Reggae Radio. Native American music. Native American Songs: Music Lyrics & Sound Clips. Nakai: Earth Spirit - Native American Music.