From the very start it was music to be danced. Many of the dance steps came from Spain. The performers skillfully drive the heels of their boots or shoes into the dance floor, pounding out swift, often syncopated rhythms which complement the different rhythm of the musical instruments. Each of the region variations has its traditional style of dance. Today in some dances it is sometimes performed with a glass of water on the head to show off the dancer’s incredible muscular control.
It is the sound of the drum and the rhythms that are said to provide the “heartbeat” of the dance. Of the various drums different tribes used in their dances, the bougaragou was the most popular and frequently used. Many groups also trained singers in order to provide intricate harmonies to go in combination with the powerful strikes of the drum. Some major changes came to African dancing throughout the slave trade era. The 1500’s were the beginning of slave labor as the Africans were brought to North and South
Such as lyrical dance, which branched off from the modern dance, jazz, contemporary and other 20th century techniques. Lyrical dance began in the 1970’s to the 1980’s, which was a series of different dance techniques, including modern, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop dances. Lyrical dance became most popular in the 1990’s, It got its name from the actual meaning of the word lyrical; having a poetic, expressive quality; musical; characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling; expressing deep persona; emotions or observation; highly rhapsodic or enthusiastic. Lyrical dance is expressive, subtle and dynamic, expressing emotions through movement. Music that is used when performing a lyrical dance piece is slow tempo versions of pop, hip-hop, and techno.
Soon, more excited dances came around known as the breakaway and the famous Charleston. Both of these dances were based on African-American style and music beats, which also introduced the world-renowned blues. The Charleston involved types of dance such as tap, which was shown in many Broadway shows. The Charleston became the most popular social dance in the US during the 1920s. Aside from all this dancing, people’s sexuality changed as well.
Also, they're connected because supposedly they are considered being the "caribbean end" of the Panama canal. The city of Colon was founded in 1850 by Americans, the name Colon comes from the English word "Colombus." My favorite thing about visiting the city is the culture. They do festivals where females dress up in these kind of dresses and dance to European music. They also have traditional cuisine, which would be awesome for you to try.
Sola Ajimatanrareje Mr. Feere Intercultural Communication 122 27 April 2011 Nigerian Culture – Yoruba Nigeria is located on the west side of Africa. Nigeria is made up of many ethnic groups, over 50 languages, and over 250 dialects and ethnic groups. There are three main ethnic groups, which are also the three largest ethnic groups: Hausa-Fulani, Igbo, and Yoruba. My main focus will be on the Yoruba culture. Although Yoruba people live on the west coast of Africa, they can also be found in the eastern Republic of Benin and Togo.
One of the many aspects that developed from this combination is the local style of dress. La biguine, a blend of polka and the traditional Creole bélé, provides the cultural soundtrack in Guadeloupe. Locals also favor the “Gwo ka la base” and the “zouk” for dancing at night clubs, in the streets ,and anywhere else the music is in the air. But Guadeloupe is mostly known for its food and language. Of course, you can’t experience the culture of Guadeloupe without indulging in the food.
Bharata Natyam versus Yoruba Dance “Religion may exist without dance: but dance cannot exist without religion.” (La Meri) Kelley Sleiman Intro to World Dance and Culture Throughout history, dance has been a form of natural self-expression. It has become an unbroken line of human interaction. Dance has been used to define cultures, communicate emotion and bring people closer to the spiritual world. While Hindu dance is an important religious art form for the people of South India, it is just as versatile to the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Bharata Natyam of India has become the most common classical dance-drama of India.
Johana Lyon Religion 232 Dr. Spights 3/18/2015 The Dance Inheritance Dance to Africa is like water for the crops. A necessity. Dance has always been a major part of the African culture and continues to thrive on. Being spoken on will be how the Dance Inheritance is incorporated in Kwanzaa, How it was implemented in the King Celebration and lastly, in the Praise House service. Dance is also one of the oldest major art forms there is.
This has been made possible thanks to good music, excellent actors and an unpredictable story. While watching the movie Casablanca, I really enjoyed the different types of music. The music was nice because it shows all kinds of languages and sounds. For example, in one of the flashback scenes in Paris, Rick and Ilsa dance to Rhythm of Perfidia by the Mexican composer Alberto Domínguez. Also another scene from the movie, which was characterized by music and that definitely impressed me, was when Laszlo begins singing followed by many people, La Marsellesa, the French national anthem, even before the occupation of the country.