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.
This fall from American attention also led to a new form of music that was just developing in the streets of New York City during the same time period, a new form of music that derives from the same culture, spirit, and same principles as jazz music. A form of music that in time became accepted and integrated into the jazz community. This form of music was Hip Hop. Growing up amidst terrible discrimination within society, many African American’s channeled their pain and suffering into a musical movement. In the 20’s this music was Jazz.
According to Chris Porter, South Africa became a jazz-crazy nation that was absolutely enthralled with the emergence and popularity of jazz in America (“South African Jazz”). The spread of jazz to South Africa is evidence of the popularity of jazz throughout the world, but the origins and development of jazz in South Africa did not happen in any single cross-continental transfer. Rather, the development of jazz in Africa spans many decades and is very difficult to specifically trace. In addition, there is limited research and record of many of the early musicians, musical styles, and social institutions that influenced jazz in South Africa (Ballantine 1-10). This paper will ultimately investigate how jazz originated and developed in South Africa.
Afro-Cuban Music The Buena Vista Club was a club in Cuba where dancing and musical performances were held. The most influential and highly known veteran Cuban musicians would meet there to perform. These musicians are Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzalez, Pio Leyva, Manuel “Puntillita” Licea, Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez, Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Potuondo, Compay Segundo, Barbarito Torres, and Amadito Valdes. As the years kept passing by, these veteran Cuban musicians and their music were being forgotten. However, under the guidance and the Buena Vista Club album project of Juan de Marcos Gonzalez and Ry Coder, these veteran Cuban musicians were able to bring their music to the world and have it remembered by many people.
The led to him being one of the early members of the The Black Spades gang. As a Black Spade, Bambaataa quickly climbed to the position of warlord. As a warlord, Bambaataa had no fear in crossing into other turf and create relationships with other gang members. He led the Black Spades to be the biggest gang in the city before leaving after coming to a realization that he needed to put his effort to more positive things. Afrika Bambaataa’s extremely social and bright personality is what led him to bring rap and the hip hop culture into the mainstream culture of the united states, along with putting the Bronx on the map as it’s birthplace.
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. As sheet music was now purchasable for pianos and marching bands, music became more accessible and easily spread good dance arrangements and entertainment for a whole nation. Ragtime was especially seen to be an excitement to America’s youth. The cause of this excitement was mainly to the syncopation in the pieces which gave the listeners a feel to the music, a sense of swing and musical looseness that inclined them to dance, this portion of ragtime majorly influencing and inspiring the creation of jazz. When ragtime has been played on piano, the right hand generally plays a highly syncopated melody , whilst the left hand maintains an “oom-pah” accompaniment, this giving steady beats to feel and dance to music.
Hip Hop was conceived in the late 1970’s with artist such as The Sugar Hill Gang and the Fabulous Five. Back then, the idea behind creating this music was to express the struggles and culture of the urban individual, particularly African Americans. In addition, the music was about having a good time and this idea was clearly expressed in the lyrics of the day. Nevertheless by the late 1980’s as the popularity of Hip Hop approached its height, artists began to earn income that was unprecedented in the music industry. Many African Americans and people of color were not privy to such high incomes at the time.
They're the three most beautifully designed things this culture has ever produced." Jazz music has been a huge part of our culture in the past century that nearly every filmed has at least one jazz influence song on their soundtrack. Jazz is the most important style of American music and captures the cultural change. Jazz has its roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz has created its importance in American history by being the first commercialized style of music created by African Americans.
The predominance of drug experimentation and regular use among young adults in college and high school is quite remarkable. Consistency in hip-hop leads its audience to constantly absorb its material which results in an extremely large impact on this particular demographic. Hip-Hop ultimately accounts for the largest and most notable influence on drug abuse among America’s youth because of its vast scope and powerful, impressive messages. High Times is a magazine published monthly which advocates the use and legalization of marijuana. The magazine often publishes articles pertaining to the rap music industry including promotion of musical events and artist reviews.
This is why hip hop influences and is a part of the youth culture. Although created by African American youth on the street, hip hop's influence has become worldwide. Approximately seventy five percent of the rap and hip hop audience are not African American. Busy Bee Starski, DJ Hollywood, and DJ Afika Bambaataa are the three New York artists who have been credited for creating “hip hop”. It began in the`70s with funky beats resonating at house parties, at basement parties, and the streets of New York.