The sound score starts out very tribal but then transforms into a slightly more sophisticated musical composition. I can identify bongo drums and a tambourine in the beginning. Later on a clarinet is introduced into the musical composition. Garth Fagan’s culture clearly shapes the choreography in “From Before”. He is truly being inspired from a more simple and humble beginning in the West Indies when he strips down his dancers in “From Before” to just the bare essentials.
Jitterbug, Jive). With the commercial export of American pop culture to the world, especially after the 1920s, American dance has become the most influential. (1) As such, American dance would not be what it is today, without the contributions from the Africans. The cakewalk, originally known as the chalk line walk, was a popular American dance that originated on southern plantations, where slave owners would hold dance competitions between slaves. The master would hold the competition at his house on the plantation and would serve as the judge.
The members of the band are Luis Rodriguez, Cristian Cuevas, Harold Palaez, Luis Ruiz, Rodrigo Escobar, Mario Paz, Daniel Marmolejo, Emiliano Torres, Morist Jimenez Jr and Julio Luna. The other instruments that are played in this vidio are Bass, Paino, Timbale, Congas and Bongo. The tempo of the song was fast because it was Salsa. My reaction of the song was postive because then song got my attention which made me like it. In conclusion, congas are instruments that most of the carribean music genres use like for example Salsa, Merengue, Samba etc.
Ana Azucena Proffesor Music 25 11 March 3015 Salsa is one of the most dynamic and important musical phenomena of the 1900's represented by a second generation of salseros. In many Hispanic communities, it remains today the most popular style of dance music. Salsa represents a mix of Latin musical genres, but its primary component are the Cuban son with a combination of Afro-Cuban dance(1). The Spanish and Afro-Cuban musical elements were combined, both in terms of rhythm and the instruments, with heavy use of percussion a few examples are (clave, maracas, conga, bongo ), the instruments and the singers often mimic the call and response patterns of traditional African songs, and then segue into the chorus. Although, many argue that salsa originated in Cuba, Puerto Rico also played an enormous role in the orgin of salsa music.
People dance at weddings, and parties and times of happiness. However, this may also show the superficial and short-lived happiness we feel when dancing, for a while you can be consumed by that feeling of leaving all your worries behind. As an audience we are given the image of a more youthful Mrs Johnstone able to dance the night away, being told she looks like Marilyn Monroe, which is in great contrast to the single parent and weary mother we see before us. Dancing continues to play a part s the boys grow up, later we see – ‘Mrs Lyons enters waltzing with a very awkward fourteen year old Edward’. Earlier on we dancing as a part of adult life, a tool for socialising and escape, but here maybe also as a metaphor for life.
During his stay with his first master, Master Ford played by Benedict Cumberbatch, was given a violin that he kept close to him through his journey. The gift in use of the violin symbolized the unspoken truth that Soloman was an educated man capable of talent. When Soloman is transferred to Master Epps, played by Michael Fassbender, he is ordered to play every night when his neurotic slave owner forces them to dance at night. During a time when he was sent to a temporary plantation Soloman was offered the opportunity to perform at an event. The performance symbolized a freedom and independence to earn money, and a moment not to live as a slave.
It was here that he went through his struggles with poverty, hunger and the daily struggle of being poor black child in a poor third world country. Marley left school at 15 years to earn money as a welder, and spent all his free time with his best friend Bunny improve their vocal technique (Miller, p. 1). In 1962, Bob Marley musical friends, Bunny, Peter McIntosh, Junior Braithwaite and started a reggae band The Wailing Wailers. In its first year of their first single, "Simmer Down" was a number one hit in Jamaica and went to youth on the road to stardom. Although the band did not stay together after Bob Marley married in 1966.
Although, the day that I went to the play, Terrence Harris, who was known as Basja in the play, was sick, so the Assistant Director, Brittany Chandler played his role. The Mato pee was a social gathering and theatrical form practiced by the Maroons in Suriname. Traditionally the pee is a place for passing on culture from one generation to the next through the performing arts. A Mato Mosaic is a central story told by a stranger to the village at the pee. The Maroons were runaway slaves in the West Indies, Central America, South America, and North America, who formed independent settlements together, and survived by growing vegetables and hunting.
The movie showed that tap dancing comes in different forms. You can have the kind that is Broadway like where everyone falls in line and does the same moves and steps. However, the main character conveyed that tap dancing is about the individual, and how each tapper can express them in a creative way. From watching his moves, I learned that tapping should not have any set rules, that it is a free form expression. He shows that tapping can be done to any beat you feel; in any kind of way you feel it.
12) Gutbucket- Is an inverted washtub with a rope pulled through it, which is connected to a stick. The pitch is varied according to the tension the player exerts on the stick and thereby the rope. 13) Corrido- A Mexican narrative song. 14) Mariachi Band- Consist of from three to twelve performers playing violins, guitars, trumpets, and other instruments. 15) Bolero- A Spanish dance adapted by the Cubans, who made its rhythm more complex.