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History of Salsa Music & Dance - SalsaGente

History of Salsa Music & Dance - SalsaGente
Dance like no one is watching! 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.

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Native American music Native American music. The music of Native North Americans is primarily a vocal art, usually choral, although some nations favor solo singing. Native American music is entirely melodic; there is no harmony or polyphony, although there is occasional antiphonal singing between soloist and chorus. The melody is, in general, characterized by a descending melodic figure; its rhythm is irregular. There is no conception of absolute pitch and intonation can appear uncertain, the result of the distinctive method of voice production, involving muscular tension in the vocal apparatus and making possible frequent strong accents and glissandos.

Salsa Instruments Salsa Instruments and the Salsa Band Since the advent of Rock'n'Roll, western pop bands have increasingly experimented with reducing the number of band members. Some top rock bands have counted as few as three musicians. Latin music has followed the opposite trend. The Origins of Jazz by Len Weinstock <a href="email.htm">Len Weinstock</a> Tracing the origins of Jazz in the formative years (1895-1917) is not an easy task. Recordings of Jazz did not begin until 1917, and even then the severe technical limitations of the primitive acoustical recording equipment distorted the true sound of the bands as they would have been heard in person. Ear-witness accounts of early Jazz bands of the turn of the century, like Buddy Bolden's band, vary widely.

The History of Salsa Music 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. 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. In fact, even today many of the old school Cuban musicians adhere to the belief that there is no such thing as salsa.

Jazz Instruments A music genre that sprang up in the early 20th century in the African-American community came to be known as jazz. 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. Best Salsa Music - Top 10 Albums of All Time Updated November 25, 2014 The following albums include some of the best Salsa music produced in history. Besides featuring some of the greatest Salsa songs ever recorded, these productions are memorable works from top artists in this genre. Whether you like Salsa from Puerto Rico, New York or Colombia, this compilation touches a broad spectrum of sounds that moves between the music of pioneers like Joe Cuba and contemporary artists like Marc Anthony. Although compilation albums may be your best shot to discover the music of these artists, I wanted to select those defining single productions that captured the best sound of their creators.

About Sarah Vaughan Jazz critic Leonard Feather called her “the most important singer to emerge from the bop era.” Ella Fitzgerald called her the world’s “greatest singing talent.” During the course of a career that spanned nearly fifty years, she was the singer’s singer, influencing everyone from Mel Torme to Anita Baker. She was among the musical elite identified by their first names. Famous Hispanic and Latino Singers Updated September 07, 2016 Latinos have changed the cultural landscape of the United States in a significant way. This list features some of today's most popular stars as well as legendary figures of the Latin music scene. All these artists either grew up in the US or became famous with the music they produced in American soil. Robert Johnson Blues Foundation One hundred years ago, a boy-child was born in Mississippi – a dirt-poor, African-American who would grow up, learn to sing and play the blues, and eventually achieve worldwide renown. In the decades after his death, he has become known as the King of the Delta Blues Singers, his music expanding in influence to the point that rock stars of the greatest magnitude – the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers – all sing his praise and have recorded his songs. That boy-child was Robert Johnson, an itinerant blues singer and guitarist who lived from 1911 to 1938.

Instruments Used to Play the Blues If you have ever been at a bar that had a band playing blues music, or popped in a blues cd, you know the music doesn’t really sound like any other genre of music. One reason the music sounds so different is the specific structure used while composing the music. The second reason is that only certain instruments can be used. The people who wrote and sang blues music weren’t the kind of people you would expect to find in a concert hall. If you wanted to hear blues music you had to go to the cotton fields or to a local church, or community celebration. The people who sang the music didn’t have any extra money for expensive instruments and learned to make do with simple instruments that they could get cheaply.

The Blues in America: Learn About the History & the Artists The blues is a genre of music that has deep roots in American culture, particularly in the South. It is speculated that the term may have come from the term "blue devils", meaning melancholy and sadness. While the blues often deal with personal adversity and sadness, the genre isn't limited to melancholy lyrics. In 1908, Antonio Maggio published the first blues sheet music titled "I got the blues." This was the first published song to use the word "blues". In 1912, W.C.

Reggae Music and Reggae History 101 By Megan Romer The Beginning: Reggae is a genre that grew out of several other musical styles, including both traditional and contemporary Jamaican music, like ska and mento, as well as American R&B. In the early days of radio, stations were super-high-powered, and several stations from Florida and New Orleans were powerful enough to reach Jamaica, thus the R&B influence. Reggae evolved from these other genres, and really emerged as a unique form in the late 1960s.