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Jazz. Jazz Instruments. A music genre that sprang up in the early 20th century in the African-American community came to be known as jazz.

Jazz Instruments

The slaves from Africa, brought along with them their rich musical culture. In America, these slaves learned to play European instruments like the violin and incorporated them in their style of playing. Many African-Americans played pianos in bars to earn their livelihoods after the abolition of slavery. Places like New Orleans were a hot bed for musicians playing their jazz instruments to create new sounds. Norah Jones - Come Away With Me. Broadcast Yourself. Breaux Freres-Ma Blonde Est Partie. Cajun Music History. Cajun music. Cajun Music. Tejano music. 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.

Tejano: Local Music, Global Identity. Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 25, No 3 (Fall 2014), 2014 Conference Proceedings Juan Tejeda Flaco Jiménez with Los Caminantes (the band he made his first recordings with for Rio Records).

Tejano: Local Music, Global Identity

San Antonio, mid to late 1950s. Photo courtesy the Arhoolie Foundation, all rights reserved. Selena - Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. History of Tejano Music. “Texas” comes from the Hasinai word táysha, meaning “friend.”

History of Tejano Music

The Hasinai Confederation is part of the Caddo Nation Native American tribe from East Texas. The Caddo were one of the hundreds of different tribes that first inhabited the Texas – Mexico region. Today, many Tejanos trace their roots to the indigenous Native American, Mexican, Spanish, and African cultures. A Tejano is more commonly known as a Texan of Mexican heritage with a history that goes back even to a time where Texas land was Mexican land. Selena - Como La Flor & Baila Esta Cumbia. What Instruments Are Used in Salsa Music.

The instruments used in salsa music vary depending upon the specific genre and the geographic influence, but the basic salsa setup demands a brass section, piano and a rhythm section.

What Instruments Are Used in Salsa Music

From these elements musicians create a singular sound representing a fusion of African and Spanish traditions. Biography. Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez[note 1] (September 30, 1946 – June 29, 1993),[2] better known as Héctor Lavoe, was a Puerto Rican salsa singer.


He is credited with starting the salsa movement in 1975.[3] Lavoe was born and raised in the Machuelo Abajo sector of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Early in his life, he attended a local music school and developed an interest inspired by Jesús Sánchez Erazo.[4] He moved to New York City when he was 17 years old.[4] On his first week living in the city, he worked as the vocalist of a sextet formed by Roberto García.[4] During this period, he performed with several other groups, including Orquesta New York, Kako All-Stars, and the Johnny Pacheco band. In 1967, Lavoe joined Willie Colón's band and performed as the band vocalist.[5] With the Willie Colón band, Lavoe recorded several hit songs, including "El Malo" and "Canto a Borinquen". Early life Arrival in New York City In 1967, he met Salsa musician and bandleader Willie Colón.

The History of Salsa Music. By Tijana Ilich Salsa is a word that inspires an instant reaction in Latin music lovers everywhere.

The History of Salsa Music

It is the rhythm, the dance, the musical excitement that sends millions of normally sedate non-Latinos to the dance floor where they meet their Latin neighbors, who are too busy enjoying the music to notice. Birthplace of Salsa: There’s a lot of debate about the place where salsa was born. One school of thought claims that salsa is just a newer version of older, traditional Afro-Cuban forms and rhythms, so the birthplace must be Cuba. Marc Anthony - Vivir Mi Vida. La Salsa LLégo - La Sonora Carruseles. Native American Pow wow Music Video 2010.

Native American Musical Instruments. Native American Music Styles. Rose Ann Abrahamson (Lemhi-Shoshone) Women's Traditional Dancer from the book People of the Circle Michael Roberts (Choctaw-Chickasaw) Men's Fancy Dancer from the book Powwow - Photographs by Ben Marra © Ben Marra 1996 Andrea "Sissy" Gopher (Chippewa/Cree/Jemez Pueblo) Jingle Dancer from the book People of the Circle Derwin Velarde (Jicarilla Apache) Men's Traditional Dancer from the book Powwow - Photographs by Ben Marra © Ben Marra 1996.

Native American Music Styles

Native American music and culture. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Stir It Up. Bob marley - soul rebel. Reggae. Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.


While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento and calypso music, as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, mento, calypso, African, and Latin American music, as well as other genres.

One of the most easily recognizable elements is offbeat rhythms; staccato chords played by a guitar or piano (or both) on the offbeats of the measure. The tempo of reggae is usually slower than ska and rocksteady.[1] The concept of "call and response" can be found throughout reggae music. Reggae has spread to many countries across the world, often incorporating local instruments and fusing with other genres.

Etymology[edit] Havel. Edward Havel Rhetoric of Reggae Research Paper Professor Alfred Snider (Tuna) Drums and Bass Guitar: The Foundation of Reggae Music Reggae is a style of music that needs a strong backbone and a strong driving force.


What Is Reggae Music? What Instruments Are Played in Reggae Music?