Tex-Mex Mixed beef and chicken fajita ingredients, served on a hot iron skillet "Tex-Mex" (portmanteau of Texan and Mexican) is a term describing a regional American cuisine that blends food products available in the United States and the culinary creations of Tejanos influenced by Mexican cuisine. The cuisine has spread from border states such as Texas and those in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the country as well as Canada. Common dishes Some ingredients are common in Mexican cuisine, but other ingredients not typically used in Mexico are often added. History The word "Tex-Mex" first entered the English language as a nickname for the Texas Mexican Railway, chartered in southern Texas in 1875. In the mission era, Spanish and Mexican cuisines were combined in Texas as in other parts of the northern frontier of New Spain. In much of Texas, the cooking styles on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border were the same until a period after the U.S. Terminology Notes
Salsa - History and Overview of Salsa Music By Tijana Ilich Updated September 11, 2016. 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. But there’s little doubt that if salsa had a passport, the date of birth would be the 1960s and stamped under place of birth would be New York, New York. Evolution of Salsa Between 1930 and 1960 there were musicians from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico and South America coming to New York to perform. continue reading below our video They brought their own native rhythms and musical forms with them, but as they listened to each other and played music together, the musical influences mixed, fused and evolved. Of course, this musical hybridization was not a one-way street. The Name ‘Salsa’
Salsa music Conga drums, one of the foundational instruments of salsa music. Salsa is primarily Cuban son, itself a fusion of Spanish canción and guitar and Afro-Cuban percussion, merged with North American music styles such as jazz. Salsa also occasionally incorporates elements of rock, R&B, and funk. All of these non-Cuban elements are grafted onto the basic Cuban son montuno template when performed within the context of salsa. Salsa as a musical term "In 1973, I hosted the television show Salsa which was the first reference to this particular music as salsa. But promotion certainly wasn't the only factor in the music's success, as Sanabria makes clear: "Musicians were busy creating the music but played no role in promoting the name salsa Globally, the term salsa has eclipsed the original names of the various Cuban musical genres it encompasses. Issues of identity and ownership The Cuban origins of the music do not conveniently fit into the pan-Latino narrative. Lyrics
Accordions Worldwide - the largest accordion internet site with weekly news from around the world about festivals, competitions seminars, artists, concerts, masterclasses, events, CD reviews, videos, celebrity interviews, information about accordion produ Believe it or not, it all began in the middle of the nineteenth century in Germany. Yes, the diatonic accordion, the main instrument of Tex-Mex music, was created by Friedrich Buschman, whose fellow country-men emigrated to the state of Texas, around 1890, to work the fields, and the construction of railroad lines in Northern Mexico. During lunch breaks, the recent arrivals played waltzes and polkas, while Mexican-Americans, better know as Chicanos, listened to the fantastic resonance. Little by little, locals began making the small-buttoned instrument their own, and in time, the mazurkas became «corridos» of love and despite, and began to be danced and tapped, real close together, from the Valley of Texas, to Nuevo Laredo. In 1935, Mr. Santiago Jiménez was the first to make recordings of polkas, northern «corridos», «rancheras», and «guapangos» in Spanish. As a child, Leonardo «Flaco» Jiménez used to go with his father to their «tocadas» (presentations).
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, Cajun-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 Cajun music is relatively harsh with an infectious beat and a lot of forward drive, placing the accordion at the center. Besides the voices, only two melodic instruments are heard, the accordion and fiddle, but usually in the background can also be heard the high, clear tones of a metal triangle. Subgenres of Cajun music Traditional Cajun Country and Texas swing Cajun Main article: Western swing This style involves heavy elements of Texas country music influence and a move away from the traditional accordion. Dancehall Cajun
Cajun Music | Entries D.L. Menard, sometimes called the “Cajun Hank Williams,” is one of the best-known Cajun songwriters. Learn more » Cajun music is an accordion- and fiddle-based, largely francophone folk music originating in southwestern Louisiana. Most people identify Cajun music with Louisiana’s Acadian settlers and their descendants, the Cajuns, but this music in fact refers to an indigenous mixture with complex roots in Irish, African, German, Appalachian as well as Acadian traditions. As distinct from zydeco music, Cajun music is most often performed by white musicians. Instrumentation Cajun music is marked by its exclusive use of the diatonic accordion (zydeco musicians, in contrast, use either the triple-row, chromatic, or diatonic accordion). A typical modern Cajun band, performing for a public dance, includes accordion, fiddle, guitar, bass, and drums. Style Songs The contemporary Cajun music repertoire includes hundreds of traditional songs and an ever-expanding list of newer material.
Introduction to Cajun, Louisiana Creole & zydeco music By Jim Hobbs Cajun, Louisiana Creole & Zydeco Music Search home Who are the Cajuns? What is Cajun music and where did it come from? The French colonized Canada beginning in 1604, with many settling in what is now Nova Scotia but was then called Acadie. Few Acadians stayed in the port of arrival, New Orleans. The music these people brought was simple. Alan Lomax described the music of Poitou, the region in France most Acadians came from, as: solo unaccompanied ballads, lyric songs with complex texts, unaccompanied air playing on fiddles and wind instruments, unison group performances of ceremonial songs, and dance orchestras where string and wind duos play tunes in unison or in an accompanying relationship. The earliest Acadian songs were long ballads originally from France. Cajun music is first and foremost, social music. Musicians wrote original songs telling of their life in the new world. Cajun music was first recorded in New Orleans in 1928. Who are the Creoles? References Bibliography
Rhythm and blues "R&B" redirects here. For the modern style of music also called "R&B", see Contemporary R&B. Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, and sometimes background vocalists. The term rhythm and blues has undergone a number of shifts in meaning. Etymology, definitions and description In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, and saxophone. History Precursors Louis Jordan, New York, N.Y., ca.
Early R&B Soul Music History The earliest forms of the rhythm and blues and soul genres arose from a combination of gospel music, jazz and the blues. This combination of music grew to become one of the most dominant forms of entertainment in the latter half of the 20th century, sowing the seeds for everything from rock music to funk to hip hop. Originally prominent in the inner cities, R&B and soul became the chroniclers of the black experience in the United States, while appealing to white audiences. As a mixture of blues, jazz and gospel, R&B began to catch on in several cities. The 1950s saw a string of R & B artists take the sound and expand it. At the end of the decade, a young gospel singer by the name of Sam Cooke was on the cusp of becoming the "King of Soul." Coming to the public eye at the same time as Sam Cooke, Motown was an independently owned black record label founded by Berry Gordy that specialized in R&B and soul music. On top of Motown and Sam Cooke, soul music hit its stride in the 1960s.
how to play reggae - The Top 10 Reggae Instruments and Some Here are the top 10 reggae instruments you will see in most reggae band and hear on most reggae recordings. Let me reiterate, these are just the top 10 reggae instruments and some, please note that any instrument can be used in reggae. Peter Tosh was known to have used up to twent y reggae instruments at a time to record. 1. Where would reggae be without the tired but true sound of the reggae guitar? 2. The bass is the most important reggae instrument. 3. As a reggae instrument the piano is hardly used these days for obvious reasons. 4. These days when people speak of reggae instruments the organ does not readily springs to mind. 5. The clavinet like the upright piano and many other reggae instruments, is not used much these days but when it is used it adds interest and difference to the sound. 6. The reggae keyboard is the most flexible of all the reggae instruments and it has made many reggae instruments redundant in many bands. 7. 8. 9. 10. And Some
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, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, mento, calypso, African, and Latin American music, as well as other genres. Reggae has spread to many countries across the world, often incorporating local instruments and fusing with other genres. Etymology We didn't like the name rock steady, so I tried a different version of 'Fat Man'. Reggae historian Steve Barrow credits Clancy Eccles with altering the Jamaican patois word streggae (loose woman) into reggae. However, Toots Hibbert said: Precursors History
Native American music and culture Music plays an integral role in the daily life of Native Americans. Music plays an integral role in the life of Native Americans. 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. Many researchers feel that Native American music is some of the most complex ever performed. Related Stories: Native American Music Share This Page with Your Friends