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A Bluegrass Music Classic - On The Porch. Death of Traditional Bluegrass? Change is inevitable.

Death of Traditional Bluegrass?

Innovations are unavoidable. Perhaps no greater example of this can be found than within musical art forms. Music is a living, breathing thing, involving many different people with many different ideas. Traditional Bluegrass. Cracow Klezmer Band - Ajde Jano Traditional. Klezmer Music 101 - Jewish Traditions. By Megan Romer Klezmer Music - The Basics: Originally, the word "klezmer", from the yiddish language, meant simply "musician".

Klezmer Music 101 - Jewish Traditions

However, it has come to characterize the style of secular music played by Ashkenazi Jews for joyful celebrations such as weddings. What Does Klezmer Music Sound Like? Traditional dance and music. Given the enormous cultural and ethnic mix that makes up Indonesia, it’s hardly surprising that the range of traditional music and dance across the archipelago is so vast.

Traditional dance and music

Dance Best known are the highly stylized and mannered classical dance performances in Java and Bali, accompanied by the gamelan orchestra. Every step is minutely orchestrated, and the merest wink of an eye or arch of an eyebrow has significance. Ubud on Bali and Yogyakarta on Java are the centres for these dances. Yogya is also the main place to catch a performance of wayang kulit, shadow puppet plays. Traditional Indonesian Music. Gamelan music is the most popular and important kind in Indonesia.

Traditional Indonesian Music

Gamelan orchestras accompany all dances and dramas. Gamel means ‘to hammer’, and most of the instruments of a gamelan orchestra are struck with wooden mallets, padded sticks or hammers.The conductor of a gamelan orchestra is a drummer who is part of the orchestra. Wayan Loceng - Indonesian Traditional Music. Traditional Japanese Music. There are several types of traditional, Japanese music (hogaku).

Traditional Japanese Music

Some of the most important ones are listed below: Gagaku: Ancient court music from China and Korea. It is the oldest type of Japanese, traditional music. Biwagaku: Music played with the Biwa, a kind of guitar with four strings. Nohgaku: Music played during Noh performances. Sakura - Japanese Folk Music. African Music. Traditional Rhythm Band from Botswana Part 1. The Musical Traditions & Culture of Africa. By Obinna Ekezie.

The Musical Traditions & Culture of Africa

Follow him on Google+ The musical traditions and culture of Africa are as wide and varied as the continent itself. Traditional music varies by region as well as by tribe, and it is impossible to give a brief but comprehensive discussion of the music of Africa. However, much traditional African music does share some characteristics. Drums are widely used throughout the continent and are the most representative instrument of Africa. Music of Africa. The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions.

Music of Africa

Traditional music in most of the continent is passed down orally (or aurally) and is not written. In Sub-Saharan African music traditions, it frequently relies on percussion instruments of every variety, including xylophones, drums, and tone-producing instruments such as the mbira or "thumb piano. African music. Bridge Ceili Band - McMahons Reel (Traditional Irish Dance Music) Whiskey In The Jar - Irish Drinking Song. The Dubliners - Molly Malone. Celtic Music Instruments. From the thump of the Bodhrán to the airy rasp of the wooden flute, celtic music is known by its instruments.

Celtic Music Instruments

Here's an introduction to the main players, with links to more information, for players and afficionados. Fiddle. The history and origins of traditional Irish music. Trace the evolution of Irish music.

The history and origins of traditional Irish music

Ireland may produce big names such as U2 and the Script that tour popular music all over the world but we also know how to keep in touch with our traditions. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (the Music Festival of Ireland), the world’s biggest traditional Irish music celebration, still sees over 400,000 attendees each year with dozens of nationalities arriving in Ireland to celebrate our 2,000 year old traditions. We know that once a tin whistle is pulled out of the handbag it’s going to end with a good night but where did it all start? Paul Murphy, Managing Director of Murphy of Ireland, an Irish clothing retailer, created this detailed infographic tracing the history and origins of our tunes and melodies to explain more about the ancient traditions that can still set a crowd alive.

Irish traditional music began as an oral tradition, passed on from generation to generation by listening, learning by ear and without formally writing the tunes on paper. There's More to Irish Classical Music Than Folk Arrangements. 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. Big Jim: A journey into Tohono O'odham music, part 3. Now we come to the most familiar form of O’odham music — waila. The word means both this genre of music and “polka.” Modern waila is almost exclusively instrumental dance music, and is usually played on saxophone, button accordion, electric guitar, electric bass, and full drum kit. I have also heard it played on piano accordion and electric keyboard. Nakai: Earth Spirit - Native American Music. O'odham Music Waila - 7. Classic Cajun Music- Valse de Grand Meche- Beausoleil. History of Cajun music. This article is about the history of Cajun music, which is not to be confused with Acadian music or French Creole music.

Cajun music has its roots based in the ballads of the French-speaking Acadians of Canada and Country music. Early years[edit] Joe Falcon's last accordion, a pre-WWII German "Eagle" brand. Little Joe Y La Familia Las Nubes. 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. 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. Music Highlights. A Brief Intro to Salsa – Styles of Salsa Music. This is Part Two of a series of articles, where Jeff will try to explain what salsa is, its origins, its ambassadors around the world, and how its culture has influenced dancing worldwide. Check out Part One. Salsa music, through its ability to adapt to different cultures and styles, comes in many different varieties and flavors.

There are many ways to categorize salsa music; however, the most accepted method to do so is by the time periods when the music is produced. Salsa - History and Overview of Salsa Music. By Tijana Ilich Salsa is a word that inspires an instant reaction in Latin music lovers everywhere.

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. Ras Tas Tas - Cali Flow Latino (Video Oficial) HD Salsa Choke Urbana 2014. Reggae Facts, information, pictures. Jamaica Mento Music. Bob Marley - Is this Love. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen Lyrics. Taylor Swift - 22.