In 1930s when Cuban composer Ignacio Pinerio wrote the song Echale Salsita, Salsa became a popular nickname for many dances of Latin American origins including - rhumba, cha cha, mambo, danzon, merengue, guaracha, and others. The dance style that we know today as Salsa was influenced by many other Cuban dances. Mambo, for example, is quite similar to Salsa (or maybe the other way around). Both of the dances have a pattern of 6 steps danced over 8 counts of music. There are many different styles of Salsa.
The early form of this type of jazz was done by repetition foot stamps and handclaps and performed to complex rhythms. Although it started as a black folk dance, it became a ballroom dance after its exposure to the nation and lost some of the liveliness and vigorous enthusiasm. While dancing the Charleston, the knees are bent, and then straightened as the feet pivot in and out. There is repetition of forward and backward kicks while moving forward. The jitterbug is another form of Jazz dance that became popular in the 1930s.
Hip hop originated when New York DJ’s began isolating the percussion breaks on funk and rock records. Pioneering DJ’s such as Grand Master Flash, Africa Bambataa, DJ Jazzy J started scratching jazz and jazz funk records creating a new sound with immense energy. DJ’s and hip hop producers have always gravitated to jazz records for their richness and flexibility due majorly to jazz’s instrumental based structure. This makes a song ideal for sampling. In its early days
This type of music has a distinct rhythmic and melodic character, one that is constantly involves improvisation and when creating it a melody or its underlying chords may be altered, rhythmic notes may be lengthened or shortened, syncopated or not and there can different patterns involved. Jazz music is quite complex and in order to get a full understanding of its history one must go back to roots, where it all started. Although know for being originated in the United States in the city of New Orleans, jazz music roots actually come from the West African slaves. Its musical styles have developed as a result of the collision of African traditions and European culture. The complex African rhythms are one major factor that distinguished itself from European music.
From Chicago jazz quickly migrated to New York City that is where jazz became popular on the radio (Shipton 137) The first jazz bands contained a rhythm section consisting of a string bass, drums, and a guitar or banjo, and a melodic section with one or two cornets, a trombone, a clarinet, and sometimes even a violin. Year’s later jazz was taken over by large orchestras. A society jazz contained fifteen or more musicians. Today there is a renewed interest in the big band era, even
Jazz is a popular musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in the Southern United States. “It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. Its black African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note (Alyn 2007). From the time it was created it has evolved incorporating the old with new music that was starting to become poplar. From its start in the early 20th century jazz has become distinct to many different regions.
Swing music, or simply Swing, is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940. Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a "lilting" swing time rhythm. The name swing came from the phrase ‘swing feel’ where the emphasis is on the off–beat or weaker pulse in the music (unlike classical music). Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of big bands and bandleaders such as Benny Goodman was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1946, a period known as the Swing Era.
The Swing Bands The music industry has redefined itself over the years to accommodate the ongoing changes in American culture. During the thirties and forties band music began to transcend toward a younger generation (Starr, Waterman, 2010, p. 118). The most popular bands that erupted airways and venues during this time were swing bands (Starr, waterman, 2010, p. 119). In retrospect, swing bands followed the same chord patterns of Tin Pan Alley’s blues compositions that was common in the early twenties and thirties (Starr, Waterman, 2010, p. 131) In addition, both styles of music were formed from African-American culture (Starr, Waterman, 2010). Moreover, each band also used specific techniques in their music to gain attention from a variety of ethnic groups and often promoted dancing during the band’s performances (Starr, Waterman, 2010).
The minds of those it influences are being controlled by Hip Hops music, fashion, and slang. It is said that hip hop originated from the South Bronx area of New York. The early DJ’s at block parties began isolating the percussion breaks in songs and realized that it was the most entertaining part of the music. A percussion break is an instrumental section of a song where the DJ or artist takes a break from the lyrics. This technique was common in Jamaica and spread to New York through communities of Jamaican immigrants.