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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, especially the New Orleans R&B practiced by Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady.[1] Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, mento (a celebratory, rural folk form that served its largely rural audience as dance music and an alternative to the hymns and adapted chanteys of local church singing),[2] calypso, African 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. Etymology[edit] Precursors[edit] History[edit] Bass[edit] Jah Cure - Call On Me ft. Phyllisia. 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. Chief Black Hawk and Bishop Kearns: Song For Teaching American History - Lyrics and Sound Clip. This song is available on Kathleen Wiley's Westward Expansion Songs Chief Black Hawk was a red man .....and a good man.

Chief Black Hawk and Bishop Kearns: Song For Teaching American History - Lyrics and Sound Clip

Bishop Kearns was a white man....and a good man.... They loved and trusted each other perfectly No one doubted their fidelity. Then came trouble brewing between their people.... Neither wanted hatred or bad feelings So Chief Black Hawk came to make a promise.... From his tribe...His promise was he’d give his life If a member of his tribe caused death or strife... Then one day his grandson was accused falsely Was horsewhipped and then retaliated wrongly Stole a horse belonging to William Kearns Bishop Kearns said... “Wrong for wrong is never a winning scene.... But William went off angrily to get his horse Tragedy is in the making now of course....

In the fray, poor William was shot alone Sadly Bishop Kearns went to bring him home... By the body....Chief Black Hawk was sadly standing... “My life for your son’s is the command... 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.

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, Jay Perez, Emilio Navaira, Alicia Villarreal, Gary Hobbs, Shelly Lares, Stefani Montiel, David Lee Garza and Jennifer Peña, La Fiebre La Sombra.

Origins[edit] Tex Mex Music – Songs, Albums & Artists.

My favorite Tex-Mex song is (Hey Baby) Que Paso. This is only a little clip of the song but I still love it! – kathyjg

Music Genre: Salsa - Music of Puerto Rico. Introduction The most widely heard and influential form of music from Puerto Rico today is called salsa.

Music Genre: Salsa - Music of Puerto Rico

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. It encompasses a broad range of musical genres, instrumental combinations and cultural influences, ranging from Cuban son montuno, Puerto Rican bomba and plena, Dominican merengue, Cuban Yoruba ritual music and Afro-American jazz and rhythm and blues. At some time during the end of the 60's, Afro-Caribbean music had developed into was being called salsa.

Neither has there been agreement precisely on how the term was invented, or by who. The basic rhythm of the salsa is the clave. Salsa Music Video Mix. 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. Louisiana Cajun Band - Jimmy C. Newman (Live) Mexican Mariachi Music and Mariachi Bands. Mariachi: A Mariachi band is a Mexican musical group consisting of four or more musicians that wear charro suits.

Mexican Mariachi Music and Mariachi Bands

Mariachi Vargas - El Jarabe Tapatio.