Selena - Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. Explanation of Tex-Mex/Tejano and the instruments involved. Cajun Song : "L'anse aux pailles" Most important Instruments. PEREZ PRADO - QUE RICO MAMBO. 6 Cuban Dances (Cervantes, Ignacio) Cuban Music Home. La Vida Es Un Carnaval - Celia Cruz. Explanation of Salsa music and the instruments used. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small. A History of Reggae Music. Jamaica: the mento TM, ®, Copyright © 2003 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved.
(See Background: The 20th Century) The first Jamaican recording studio opened in 1951 and recorded "mento" music, a fusion of European and African folk dance music. The island was awash in rhythm'n'blues records imported by the so called "sound systems", eccentric traveling dance-halls run by no less eccentric disc-jockeys such as Clement Dodd (the "Downbeat") and Duke Reid (the "Trojan"). The poor people of the Jamaican ghettos, who could not afford to hire a band for their parties, had to content themselves with these "sound systems". A lot about Native American music. Manantial - Rain Dance.