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Mozayik (Afro-Haitian Jazz) Beethoven the Black Spaniard. Beethoven compositions: The Great Fugue “Waldstein” Sonata “Emperor” Piano Concerto “Choral” Symphony Beethoven, the Black Spaniard By Deborah D. Moseley Just how does an individual with a Teutonic surname born in eighteenth-century Germany acquire the moniker “The Black Spaniard”? One of the homes in which Beethoven resided in Vienna, Austria, the music capitol of European Music at that time, was called the “Schwarzspanierhaus,” the “House of the Black Spaniard.” Such an individual living amongst a land of predominantly White citizenry must have had some apparent physical and ethnic characteristics and strains in his heritage to not only be branded “The Spaniard,” but also “The Black Spaniard.” Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 -1827) was born in Bonn, Germany, but his family originated in Belgium, which was then called Flanders.

Africans had easy access to Spain, the zenith being the 700 year reign of the Moors in that country. He gave inspiration to Liszt, Schumann, and Chopin. The U.S. Black Beethoven and the Racial Politics of Music History | Nicholas Rinehart. History of Jazz Music. A History of Jazz Music. (These are excerpts from my book "A History of Jazz Music") New York: Stride piano TM, ®, Copyright © 2003 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved. One of the most significant innovations in the early history of jazz music was the dramatic transformation of piano playing that took place as jazz migrated from New Orleans to Chicago to New York, the capital of ragtime. In 1920, as the 25-year old fad of ragtime was beginning to wane and the blues was becoming the new fad, New York's jazz pianist began to blend blues and ragtime. The place where the synthesis took place might actually have been Atlantic City.

Philadelphia-born Charles "Luckey" Roberts was in many ways the "founder" of the New York school of pianists. Jazz music appropriated the instruments that were popular in the community, such as the brass bands of New Orleans. Despite the brisk pace and the syncopation, stride piano was also important in providing the foundations to bring jazz and classical music.

Birth of the Uncool: Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead' Quick: Name an adjective you associate with Miles Davis. You picked “cool,” right? Even in settings where the late trumpeter’s music is far out of mind, he pops up as a symbol of cool: Gap ads. Indie-rock songs. Adam Sandler vehicles. Viewed from a certain perspective, jazz is a high-drama form: A group of musicians get together, often with only a melody and a set of chords, and then the players are expected to take turns producing fresh improvised solos on the spot.

One of the strengths of Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s excellent new Davis biopic, is the way it rejects that approach, capturing its subject’s musical genius while still delivering a quick-paced plot. In the late 1970s, after driving hard into a psychedelic, electric direction, Davis quit music, entering a reclusive haze of debauchery, pornography, cocaine, and dissolution. Reaction to Miles Ahead has focused, sometimes critically, on the fictionalized elements of the movie. Race was never far from Davis’s mind. Miles Davis - The Doo Bop Song. Carlos Henriquez and The Wynton Marsalis Quintet. WYNTON MARSALIS: Up Close and Personal (Live from The House of Tribes - 2003) Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - Inner Urge. Wynton Marsalis - In The Court Of King Oliver.

Music– Jazz Artists– Jazz News. THE DOZENS: HIP-HOP MEETS JAZZ by Jared Pauley For well over forty years, jazz music and hip-hop music have flirted with each other on numerous occasions. When jazz artists began to experiment with sounds beyond free jazz and the avant-garde, they unknowingly helped plant one of the important seeds for hip-hop music. Hip-hop artists returned the favor in the 1980s, sampling some of the most respected music in the jazz catalogue. In the 1990s, popular hip-hop acts took jazz samples to the top of the charts while others worked directly with respected jazz musicians. With the new millennium, this trend continued as jazz artists began incorporating elements of hip-hop into their music through the use of emcees and more importantly deejays. This Dozens list represents a small portion of existing music but overall an attempt was made to highlight the important steps and linkages between jazz and hip-hop.

Buckshot Lefonque: Breakfast @ Denny's Buckshot Lefonque (Columbia) Buy Track Recorded: 1994. 5 Great Songs Where Jazz Meets Hip Hop. Soul Square - That Swing. These Millennials Are Shaking Up the Jazz World. If the array of fresh faces in these images surprises you, well, it shouldn’t. Jazz has always been a young person’s game. Two of the greatest innovators in the history of jazz, Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, were both in their mid-20s when they made their breakthroughs, the ones that changed the music for all time.

And most sidemen in the Big Band era were college-age. So, what makes jazz—which is hot, hot, hot these days and nights—so different in the second decade of its second century? Once again, young musicians (whether first exposed via YouTube or one of the myriad high-school programs that have sprouted across the land like clover) are taking the lead and flocking to jazz. With a nod to this youth movement, we’ve defined the start of the contemporary era as 1981, when Wynton Marsalis—the 21st-century ambassador of jazz—recorded his eponymous first album. The traditional music industry has been in free fall for the entire careers of these younger players. JAZZ A film by Ken Burns. The Jazz 100. Jazzinamerica. 15 Most Influential Jazz Artists. As one of the most well respected American art forms, jazz has shaped the music industry spawning both the careers of various musical geniuses, and an abundance of elemental new music genres.

Jazz was developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century as American and European classical music was mixed with African and slave folk songs. These songs were played to a syncopated rhythm, and from this emerged ragtime, then Dixieland and subsequently Big Band, what many consider to be the beginning of modern jazz. There is obvious West African influence, visible in terms of how the music is written and played; swing rhythm, polyrhythm, improvisation and syncopation are all prominent examples which are almost exclusively characteristics of jazz music.

Over the course of the 20th century, this art form has been changing drastically as new artists bring on new influence and new sound. [youtube= Art Tatum was a jazz pianist and virtuoso who was nearly blind. Morton, Jelly Roll - Stars and Stripes Forever — Бесплатно Скачать MP3 Песню в 320 kbps # freeMP3now. Jorge Ben Africa Brasil 1976. TuneIn: Listen to Online Radio, Music and Talk Stations. PAUL IN RIO RADIOS AND TV - 100% BRAZILIAN MUSIC. WCLK | The Jazz of The City. Home. KJazz 88.1 FM | America's Jazz and Blues Station. Drumming Can Largely Improve Your Mental Health, Science Says. Drums are more than just an instrument. Percussion instruments have been a part of music therapy for a long time. Science has long shown that music has a positive impact on the brain when its used in a therapeutic manner. In particular, drumming is great because it allows you to do something fun while firing up several important areas of the brain.

Here are a few ways that drumming can improve your mental health: It Helps You Get More In Touch With Yourself Playing the drums can help you get more in touch with yourself. One study showed that transmitting rhythmic energy to your brain allows both cerebral hemispheres to sync up. In addition to your two hemispheres, drumming allows syncs up the frontal area and lower of the brain. All this allows you to transcend normal understanding. It Helps Reduce Stress Is there a better stress reliever than being able to hit something without hurting yourself or others? Recent studies have shown that a regular drumming program helps people reduce stress.

Greatest Latin Jazz Songs and Artists. 100 Greatest Latin Contemporary Albums. 100 Greatest Brazilian Albums. 100 Greatest Cumbia Songs. Greatest Latin Jazz Songs and Artists. 100 Greatest Jazz Vocalists. 100 Greatest Jazz Artists. Esperanza Spalding | Biography, Albums, & Streaming Radio. Orquesta aragon. Music– Jazz Artists– Jazz News. THE DOZENS: TWELVE LATIN JAZZ CLASSICS by Mark Lomanno Editor’s note: Pianist Mark Lommano first traveled to Cuba on a research grant, seeking to unravel the mysteries of the Cuban son.

On his second trip, he came as a musician, performing at the Santiago Jazz Festival and working with Joaquin Pozo, the prominent conquero and bandleader, and the great-nephew of the legendary Chano Pozo. Back stateside, he has brought his world fusion experiences to bear on his work with The Mark Lomanno Afro-Cuban Project, as well as his continued scholarly work in the area of Latin music. Here Mark picks twelve of his favorite Latin jazz performances, some well known, others neglected gems from the music’s past. Duke Ellington: Caravan (1937) Ken Burns Jazz: Duke Ellington (Columbia/Legacy CK 61444) Buy Track Musicians: Composed by Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol Recorded: New York, May 14, 1937 Rating: 97/100 (learn more) Reviewer: Mark Lomanno Machito: Tanga Group Machito and his Orchestra Buy Track Buy Track Buy Track.

Jazz Music– Jazz Artists– Jazz News. A Brief History of Latin Jazz. By Carlos Quintana In general terms, Latin Jazz is a musical label defined by the combination of Jazz with Latin music rhythms. Brazilian Jazz, a style that emerged from the sounds of Bossa Nova thanks to artists like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, fits this general concept. However, this introduction to Latin Jazz history deals with the origins and development of the style that has come to define Latin Jazz as a whole: Afro-Cuban Jazz. Habanera and Early Jazz Although the foundations of Latin Jazz were consolidated during the 1940s and 1950s, there is evidence about the inclusion of Afro-Cuban sounds into early Jazz. This Latin tinge was a direct reference to the influence that the Cuban Habanera, a genre that was popular in the dance halls of Cuba at the end of the 19th century, had in the making of some of the local Jazz expressions that were produced in New Orleans. continue reading below our video Play Video Mario Bauza and Dizzy Gillespie The Mambo Years and Beyond.

Latin Jazz Playlist. Machito, Latin Jazz. Mario Bauza. Paquito D'Rivera. Taft Jordan. Louis Jordan. Candido Camero. Antonio Mach�n. Jos� Mangual Jr. Jos� Fajardo. Jorge Dalto. Eddie Gomez, the greatest bass player of all time soloes on "Waltz for Debby" with Chick Corea, Hubert Laws and Airto 2/2. Chano Pozo. Born 1/7/1915, killed in a bar room fight in Harlem 12/2/48. Played with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chico O'Farrill, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Miguelito Valdez, and many others as well. He got his start after moving to New York in 1947 when Mario Bauza got him to play with Dizzy Gillespie, an event that changed the course of American Jazz. Chano Pozo thereby played a major role in the founding of Latin-jazz which was essentially a mixture of bebop and Cuban folk music.

He gained his musical background from AfroCuban religions. Among his features with Dizzy were "Cubana Be," "Cubana Bop," "Tin Tin Deo" and "Manteca" which was later a big hit with Eddie Palmieri and Cal Tjader. Pozo co-wrote "Tin Tin Deo" and "Manteca" Unfortunately Chano Pozo had a hot temper and he was killed in a Harlem bar a month shy of his 34th birthday Like many Cuban musicians, he was Abakwa and belonged to the Ekue Munanga Efo lodge. All About Jazz. Abakuá - Abakwa. Abakuá members derive their culture from the Efik and Efo of the Cross River region in Nigeria, which Cubans call Carabali. They are organized in a set of over 150 potencias (lodges) located mainly in Havana, Matanzas, and Cardenas. The people of Big Qua Town in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, Nigeria, are known as the Abakpa, the likely source for the name Abakuá. Big Qua Town is the home of the president of the Calabar Mgbe or Ékpè.

The Cuban Abakuá societies have a male-only membership, their Ékpè equivalent in the Cross River State are called lodges in English, they are fraternities. Both the Cuban and Nigerian lodges are Ékpè lodges. There is also in Cuba an Efo cultural manifestation organized along family lines, the Brikamo, carried by the Calle family in Matanzas. In 2001, the Efik National Association in the US began to have contact with Cuban Abakuá. The Abakuá gave us the rumba, one of Cuba's principal musical traditions. Efik National Association Bibliography Links.

Democratic Republic of the Congo. Coordinates: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (/ˈkɒŋɡoʊ/; French pronunciation: ​[kɔ̃ɡo]; French: République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo[6][7] is a country located in Central Africa. From 1965 to 1997 it was named Zaire.

The DRC borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It is the second largest country in Africa by area, the largest in Subsaharan Africa, and the eleventh largest in the world. The Congolese Civil Wars, which began in 1996, brought about the end of Mobutu Sese Seko's 32-year reign[1] and devastated the country. Etymology[edit] The country was known officially as the "Democratic Republic of the Congo" from 1965 to 1971, when it was changed to the "Republic of Zaire.

" History[edit] Early history[edit] Congo Free State (1877–1908)[edit] Afro-Brazilians. Afro-Brazilians (Portuguese: afro-brasileiros); Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈafɾu bɾɐziˈle(j)ɾuz] is a term used in the 21st century by some in Brazil to refer to Brazilian people with African ancestry. The term does not have widespread use in Brazil, where social constructs and classifications have been based on appearance.

People with noticeable African features and skin color are generally referred to (and they identify) as negro or "preto" ("black"). Many members of another group of people, multiracial Brazilians, or pardos, also have a range of degree of African ancestry.[2][3] Preto and pardo are among five color categories used by the Brazilian Census, along with branco ("white"), amarelo ("yellow", East Asian) and indígena (Amerindian).[4] In 2010, 7.6% of the Brazilian population, some 15 million people, identified as "preto," while 43% (86 million) identified as "pardo".

Brazilian race/colour categories[edit] Percentage of black Brazilians per state, 2009. History[edit] [edit] Haitians. Haitians (French: haïtiens, Haitian creole: ayisyen) are the inhabitants and citizens of Haiti. A Haitian can be also a person born abroad to a Haitian parent or a foreigner living in Haiti who acquired Haitian citizenship. Definitions[edit] According to the Constitution of Haiti, a Haitian citizen is: Anyone, regardless of where they are born, is considered Haitian if either their mother or father is a native-born citizen of Haiti. (A person born in Haiti does not automatically receive citizenship).A foreigner living in Haiti who has had a continuous period of Haitian residence for five years can apply for citizenship and will have the right to vote, but is not eligible to hold public office until five years after their date of naturalization, excluding those offices reserved for native-born Haitians by Constitutional law.

Dual citizenship[edit] Ethnic groups[edit] Languages[edit] The official languages of Haiti are French and Haitian Creole. Culture[edit] Art[edit] Music and dance[edit] Mauritian of African origin. Mauritian of African origin, also known as Creole, are Mauritian people whose ancestors are from African countries, mainly from Madagascar and Mozambique. Origins[edit] Brought in as slaves to work the plantations of Mauritius (as well as Réunion and Seychelles), the slaves were Africans mostly brought from East African Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Madagascar and Zambia with smaller numbers from West Africa.

The Mauritian Creoles of today are largely French with an admixture of African and Indian languages. Demographical factors[edit] The majority of Creoles are Roman Catholic. See also[edit] References[edit] Saro (Nigeria) Sierra Leone Creole people. Miskito people. Black Seminoles. Garifuna people. Afro-Nicaraguan. Afro-Panamanian. Afro-Belizean. The Djembe Guide Website : About the book. “En Cuba, el que no tiene de Congo tiene de Carabali” | Sobola! Asian Hispanic and Latino Americans. Maroon (people) Yoruba people in the Atlantic slave trade. Igbo people in the Atlantic slave trade. Afro-Mexicans. Saro (Nigeria) Afro-Spaniard.

Afro-Caribbean. Afro-Hispanic people. Afro-Dominicans (Dominican Republic) Afro-Puerto Ricans. Black Hispanic and Latino Americans. Afro-Haitians. Afro-Brazilians. Afro-Venezuelan. Afro-Uruguayans. Afro-Peruvian. Afro-Paraguayan. Afro-Ecuadorian. Afro-Colombians. Afro-Chilean. Afro-Bolivian. Afro-Argentines. Afro-Cuban. SonenTero: AFRICAN ROOTS OF CUBAN CULTURE. Rendez Vous: African Salsa Rumba - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits. Chick Webb: The Savoy King - By Tom Reney. 5 Legends of Latin Jazz - Important Latin Jazz Musicians. Greatest Latin Jazz Songs and Artists.