Founded in New Orleands in the early 1900's was the greatest platform for success. New Orleans was a heaven beacuse there were various coultures in a confind musical city. When Jazz became trendy everyone wanted it play, letting people from all walks of life add thier personal flare to it. That is the beauty of Jazz, though there are guidlines to what makes Jazz music there are also infanite amount of possiblities to create something unique. One of Jazz's greatest weapons for success is improvization.
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
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.
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.
Born in the heart of New Orleans, it is lead to believe that jazz is both a popular music style and serious art form. This is proven to be correct through its development in the 19th and early 20th century, being heavily influenced through ragtime, marching bands, blues and African American spirituals. Throughout history, jazz has created serious use of improvisation, individuality and complexity that has shaped and aspired artists of today’s music. Before 1920, ragtime was seen to be a popular music style consisting of syncopated melodies and steady beats that had high contribution in creating a style of jazz. Primarily developed by African American Pianists who traveled throughout the south playing in saloons, dance halls and brothels, Ragtime flooded throughout America the music publishing industry, a music interest for whites and blacks.
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.
The History of African Dance African dancing has both historic and social traditions that hold more significance than those of many other cultures. The dances help to celebrate not only special events and festivals, but they regularly tell stories about a culture’s history. Dancing was used to deflect danger, to ask for fortune, to express emotions and feeling and also to celebrate certain life-changing happenings such as birth or marriage. Dancing was also a way to simply pass time and to enjoy life. African dance is polycentric where the dancer’s body has many centers and doesn’t move as a whole throughout the dance.
Electro Swing is the fusion of Swing Music from the 1920s-1930s with modern House and EDM music. It first appeared in the mid-nineties when artists such as Doop and Mini Luxury began to experiment with the early swing dance styles as so to make them more established for the modern day clubs. The genre began with house music infused with swing influences, but as the genre evolved many artists such as Parov Stelar and Caravan Palace began harnessing the Idea of electro swing to create complete albums and creating a new sound all together that was uniquely heavier on the swing style, this sound established Electro Swing as an official genre. Caravan Palace was unique in their interpretation of the genre, heavily influenced by French artists such as Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, and Daft Punk, Whom all have very distinctly different styles, they have successfully created an infusion of both classic swing style and electronic house music. Throughout their songs the classic French-swing sound of Django is highly evident as well as the electronic influences of Daft Punk and Vitalic.
It also had deeper roots in a style of music called “Blues,” which was used to express the daily experiences of the community (History). Other influences include the combination of West African folk music with the popular classical music of Europe, developing into syncopated rhythms and chord variations on classical pieces (Passion). Jazz started when World War I had just ended and a social revolution was on it's way. Customs and values of previous were rejected. Life was to be lived to the fullest.
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).