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Collin Raye - That's My Story. Offical Site. "Musically, they surely ain’t no stuffy preservationists; whether a bitter lament or an earthy hard-driving breakdown, with Marc’s squeezebox, Ann’s guitar, and their highly capable sons Joel and Wilson on fiddle and keyboards, the Savoys cover the Cajun spectrum with a dazzling mixture of spiritual joy and virtuoso voltage.

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" -Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA “Startlingly ageless music.” - Sing Out! Magazine The Savoy Family Cajun Band plays honed down, hard-core Cajun music laced with an earthy sensuality. Though the old tunes have been revived and returned to new life intensity in their hands, the Savoy Family Cajun band doesn’t play from a studied angle. Marc and Ann, as the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, have been performing and recording together since 1977, recording five CDs on the Arhoolie label. Marc Savoy has been rewarded the highest honor in the country for traditional artists, the honorable National Heritage Fellowship Award. Savoy Family press kit 1 Savoy Family press kit 2. 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] Conjunto and tejano music: the Tex-Mex rhythm of the US. The soundtrack of the American south-west would be incomplete without two unique Texas music forms: conjunto and tejano.

Conjunto and tejano music: the Tex-Mex rhythm of the US

Many have heard of the superstar conjunto accordionist Flaco Jiménez, while the killing of tejano idol Selena Quintanilla-Pérez made headlines. But these are just two among hundreds of performers who have created a rich, soulful musical identity for millions of Americans over more than a century. Conjunto is roots music, similar to blues or country, and began on the farms and ranches of southern Texas at the end of the 19th century. As they worked the land together, Mexican, Czech and German immigrants shared their musical traditions, blending accordions and polkas with classic Mexican folk music. This fusion yielded an irresistible, danceable beat with infectious melodies set to lyrics expressing themes of love and loss. Conjunto and tejano are suffering, though. Check out our Soundcloud conjunto and tejano playlist. Latin Music: New Releases, Playlists, Album Reviews.

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. History of Salsa Rueda and what is Salsa Rueda New York (USA) Salsa Music During the 1940s and 50s, Cuban musicians had a huge influence on the New York music scene.But once Fidel came to power, diplomatic relations fell apart between Cuba and the US. These days New York salsa has a distinctly Puerto Rican sound ‚ smooth, polished, classic salsa. Leading musicians playing NewYorican Salsa: Celia Cruz Willie Colon Eddie Palmeiri The Spanish Harlem Orchestra Jimmy Bosch Salsa Dance The high concentration of Puerto Ricans and NuYoricans in New York, means that the New York salsa dance style is strongly Puerto Rican influenced, with an emphasis on fast flash footwork. Los Angeles (USA) Cuba 1. Reggae. Reggae, Marley, BobHulton Archive/Getty Imagesstyle of popular music that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and quickly emerged as the country’s dominant music.


By the 1970s it had become an international style that was particularly popular in Britain, the United States, and Africa. It was widely perceived as a voice of the oppressed. According to an early definition in The Dictionary of Jamaican English (1980), reggae is based on ska, an earlier form of Jamaican popular music, and employs a heavy four-beat rhythm driven by drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, and the “scraper,” a corrugated stick that is rubbed by a plain stick. Videos Reggae 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. Perhaps the most important element of their music is the voice. Vocals are the backbone of the music made in Native American cultures. Unusual, irregular rhythms and a somewhat off-key style of singing is used. Many researchers feel that Native American music is some of the most complex ever performed. More on this subject: Native American Music Related Article Links American Indian Articles Index | Indigenous Peoples' Literature Disclaimer: The American Indian Heritage Foundation or do not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.

Nakai Earth Spirit - Native American Music.