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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. Cajun Song : "L'anse aux pailles" Introduction and Use of Accordions in Cajun Music. By Malcolm L.

Introduction and Use of Accordions in Cajun Music

Comeaux The history of the accordion begins with the invention of the "free reed" in either southern China or Laos, where instruments using this reed date back to 1000 B.C. (Marcuse 1975: 730-731). Introduction to Cajun, Louisiana Creole & zydeco music. By Jim Hobbs Cajun, Louisiana Creole & Zydeco Music Search home Who are the Cajuns?

Introduction to Cajun, Louisiana Creole & zydeco music

What is Cajun music and where did it come from? The French colonized Canada beginning in 1604, with many settling in what is now Nova Scotia but was then called Acadie. History of Salsa Music & Dance - SalsaGente. Dance like no one is watching!

History of Salsa Music & Dance - SalsaGente

Following information was compiled from various sources on the Internet Following categories are covered below:1. Salsa Music and Dance Around the World (New York, Los Angeles, Cuba, Colombia, West Africa)2. The History of Salsa and Timba3. Cuban Casino style Salsa dancing4. Marc anthony - aguanile. 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. Anyway, that’s my rant. Plus some stand out tracks – Divino – Pobre Corazon La Salsa Vive – Tito Nieves, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda, Celia Cruz Ni Calor Ni Frio – Oscar De Leon Baila Que Baila – Jose Alberto El Canario Llego El Sabor – Jose Alberto and Oscar De Leon.

Descriptions of Salsa Music Instruments ~ The Bongos ~ A pair of round drums held in the knees and struck with the hand.

Descriptions of Salsa Music Instruments ~

The Botijuela ~ A bottle used to store oil that was used as a bass in original Son bands. The Claves ~ They keep the rhythm in the music and guide the dancers feet. The Conga Drum ~ A skined.drum played with the palms. The Cowbell ~ Played by holding in one hand and striking with a stick. The Guiro ~ A carved gourd played by scraping it with a stick. The Marimbula ~ A finger piano brought to Cuba by slaves from Santo Domingo. The Quijada ~ A very primitive musical instrument. Salsa Instruments. Salsa Instruments and the Salsa Band Since the advent of Rock'n'Roll, western pop bands have increasingly experimented with reducing the number of band members.

Salsa Instruments

Some top rock bands have counted as few as three musicians. History of Salsa. While some respected cuban music historians have popularized the myth that salsa originated in Cuba the earliest evidence of it was in the Puerto Rico with Rafael Cortijo and Ismael Rivera.

History of Salsa

Salsa started having as background the rich heritage of the Plena, the Afrocaribean form of music that that evolved in Puerto Rico and the influence of more melodic rhythms brought in and developed by mainline Puerto Rican musicians that lived in the United States during the 20's, 30's and 40's and began returning to Puerto Rico after the second world war. Best Reggae Music Songs 2015. Instruments. What Is Reggae? - Definition, Artists & Instruments. History of Reggae - The Reggaskas.

Reggae is a term that was coined sometime close to 1960.

History of Reggae - The Reggaskas

Derived from rege-rege, a Jamaican phrase meaning “rags or ragged clothing,” it is used to denote a raggedy style of music that grew up in Jamaica around that time. Reggae is a genre of music that has its roots in a number of other musical styles. It incorporates influences from Jamaican music (both traditional Mento and contemporary Ska), as well as American Rhythm & Blues, which was broadcast from high-powered stations in New Orleans and Florida in the early days of radio, and could be easily picked up in Jamaica. Reggae’s closest musical relations are Ska and Rocksteady, popular in Jamaica during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Reggae evolved from these other genres, really coming into its own later that decade. Reggae shares many characteristics with Ska, such as a walking bass line with guitar and piano off-beats, but Ska is faster paced and also tends to incorporates jazz-influenced horn riffs. A History of Reggae Music. Jamaica: the mento TM, ®, Copyright © 2003 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved.

A History of Reggae Music

(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".

In 1954 Ken Khouri started Jamaica's first record label, "Federal Records". Nakai: Earth Spirit - Native American Music. Instruments of the Indigenous Peoples of North America at the National Music Museum. Native American music. Native American music and culture. Music plays an integral role in the life of Native Americans.

Native American music and culture

It is used for ceremonial purposes, recreation, expression, and healing. There are many different instruments used when making Native American music, including drums, flutes, and other percussion instruments. Worldwide - the largest accordion internet site with weekly news from around the world about festivals, competitions seminars, artists, concerts, masterclasses, events, CD reviews, videos, celebrity interviews, information about accordion produ. Believe it or not, it all began in the middle of the nineteenth century in Germany.

Selena Quintanilla mix de éxitos (la Reyna del Tex-Mex) Texas Music: Its Roots, Its Evolution. By Jay Brakefield. The History of Tex-Mex Music Introduction. Tex Mex Music – Songs, Albums & Artists.