background preloader

Salsa - History and Overview of Salsa Music

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’

http://latinmusic.about.com/od/genres/p/PRO09BASIC.htm

Related:  Ethnic Music of the USAssignment Ethnic Music North AmericaAssignment Ethnic Music North AmericaAssingment Ethnic Music in North Americamayao

Jah Cure - Life We Live (video+lyrics) Lyrics to Life We Live by Jah Cure Every time you take one step Something pulls you back But you get back up each time you fall (aye) Wicked people and bad mind Lurking in the dark But I have no fear I walk with Jah (aye) Turn the world off And turn the music on Just light up another one Relax and just close your eyes (oh ooh) Natural mystic is in the air Bob Marley says have no fear Everything is going to be alright Some days you’re up and some you’re down Weak today, tomorrow strong Some you’ll lose and some you’re going to win (aye) That’s the life the life the life the life we live The life the life we live (wooo wooo wooo) Every time you hear this song Put your lights up Keep the fire burning in your soul (yeah) Good vibrations everywhere Feel it in your bones Too blessed to be stressed is what I sing (aye)

reggae Reggae, Marley, BobHulton Archive/Getty Imagesstyle of popular music that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and quickly emerged as the country’s dominant music. By the 1970s it had become an international style that was particularly popular in Britain, the United States, and Africa. It was widely perceived as a voice of the oppressed.

Para Su Musica Regional Mexican Music Click to enlarge The origins of Tejano Music is arguably one the largest debates among fans of this music genre. From dinner table discussions with my father & brother to online forums, chat groups and wiki articles I dug deep looking for an end all description for the Tejano Music Genre. What I discovered was a conflicting timeline of events and an even more confusing set of definitions. I posted the results of my research here combining only the information I found cited from four or more sources to hopefully bring you a brief yet accurate account of Tejano Music History. Tejano (Spanish for "Texan") and Tex-Mex music are names given to various forms of music combining influences from country music, rhythm and blues, and popular Latin styles originating among the Mexican-descended Tejanos of Central and South Texas.

Descriptions of Salsa Music Instruments ~ www.justsalsa.com The Bongos ~ A pair of round drums held in the knees and struck with the hand. The Botijuela ~ A bottle used to store oil that was used as a bass in original Son bands. The Claves ~ They keep the rhythm in the music and guide the dancers feet.

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. The bands often alternate between polkas, two-steps (Sp.”chotis,” T.O. “chode”) and cumbias, a Caribbean-derived genre.

What is Tejano Music? (with pictures) Tejano music is from the Mexican origin population of Texas and is sung in Spanish. While Tex-Mex is not Tejano because Tex-Mex is bilingual, as in the Texas Tornados song, “Hey Baby, Que Paso.” Regional Mexican and Musica Tejana, not Tejano, are all-inclusive of the sounds of the different ensembles such as orquesta, conjunto, norteño, grupo, banda, mariachi, trio, tropical/cumbia, vallenato and includes Tejano. (Burr, 1999, Peña, 1999) Tejano music incorporates many standard evergreen Mexican music compositions in the ranchero style such as “Tu, Solo, Tu,” and “El Rey” by Jose Alfredo Jimenez. The name Tejano refers more so to a geographic area than a blending or mixing of cultures, since Mexican music created

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. Understanding Cajun music in all its variety is a large undertaking but an important one. Today, we in Louisiana are fortunate to have living representatives of many of its various styles and stages. A look at Cajun music and its development offers a glimpse into Louisiana's different cultures, its fascinating history, and the variety which exists within a traditional culture.

Edward Havel Rhetoric of Reggae Research Paper Professor Alfred Snider (Tuna) The Roots of Tejano and Conjunto Music Arhoolie RecordsMusic Excerpts, Liner Notes, and Photos All music excerpts, liner notes, and photos on this page are the property of: Arhoolie Records, 10341 San Pablo Av., El Cerrito, CA 94530 The roots of Tejano and Conjunto music are as widespread and diverse, and run as deep, as the traditions, cultures and people which gave them life. The main root is the music of Mexico with all its regional and class variations, its extraordinary range of songs and dances, and its social and religious musics ranging from the solo voice to the powerful sound of the bandas from Sinaloa to the highly stylized format of today's mariachis. The musical traditions of the Tejanos of South Texas and Norteños of Northern Mexico have been influenced not only by the mother country, Mexico, but also by their Anglo-American, African-American and immigrant neighbors like the Czechs, Bohemians, and Moravians as well as the Germans and Italians. The songs were contributed by both Mexican and Tejano composers.

Related:  laramieperraultEthnic Music of the Americas