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In the News (Mon 20 Nov 17)

  
 AFRO-CUBAN MUSIC : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music
Cuban music has had an important influence on international popular music for a hundred years, and still does so despite a cultural embargo between the USA/Cuba since the Castro revolution '59; much of its essence comes from the ceremonies of Afro-Cuban religious cults, which struck a compromise between African and Catholic religious beliefs.
The Afro-Cuban songs adapted by Cuban dance orquestas generally fall into categories of invocations (others are "Ochun', "Ecue'), cradle songs ("Oggere', "Lacho'), popular sayings ("Facundo') and romantic songs ("Negra Trista', "La Cumparsa').
AFRO-CUBAN MUSIC : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/a/A160.HTM

  
 Afro-Cuban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Afro-Cuban music involves two main categories of music, religious and profane.
Most Cubans (about 60 percent, according to a 2001 census) characterise themselves as mulatto, that is of mixed-race ancestry, while close to 15 percent characterise themselves as black.
It is an acknowledged fact, however, that practically all Cuban music has been influenced by African music, particularly regarding rhythm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afro-Cuban

  
 MSN Encarta - Popular Music
Soul music, the successor to rhythm-and-blues music, covered a wide range of styles, including the gospel-based performances of Aretha Franklin, the deep funk and virtuosic stage techniques of James Brown, and the soulful crooning of Marvin Gaye.
The most popular songs in America during the late 18th century, as judged by reported sales of printed music, were written by professional English composers for performance in London parks (known as pleasure gardens) or for performance in English ballad and comic opera.
Country-and-western music —now firmly centered in Nashville, Tennessee—had a new generation of stars who combined elements of old country-and-western-music standards with rock and roll and mainstream popular song.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761551614/Popular_Music.html

  
 Cuba Music Timeline
Likewise, the heart of the performance style is the "anticipated bass," the bass rhythm pulse that precedes the expected downbeat and lends the distinctive "push" that characterizes all Cuban music derived from the son, namely salsa.
According to preeminent Cuban music historian Alejo Carpentier, the habanera was never called such by the people of Havana (for them it was just the local style of contradanza).
Cuban musical troupe from Havana performs in New Orleans, marking the first recorded contact between between Cuban music and United States.
www.antillania.com /Cuba_Music_Timeline.htm

  
 Afro-Cuban jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Afro-Cuban jazz was played in the U.S. directly after the bebop period, while Brazilian jazz became more popular in the 1960s and 1970s.
Afro-Cuban jazz is a variety of Latin jazz.
While the music was influenced by Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians like Tito Puente, there were many Americans who were drawing upon Cuban rhythms for their work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afro-Cuban_jazz

  
 Trombone Page of the World
Afro-Cuban jazz is a combination of jazz improvising and rhythms from Cuba and Africa; it is also known as Latin Jazz although several of its practioners prefer the former term.
Although virtually all jazz groups prior to the rise of bebop in the early to mid-'40s played for dancers, the term "dance bands" is used to describe orchestras of the 1920s and '30s whose primary function was to play background music for dancers rather than to serve as vehicles for jazz improvisations.
Another important consideration is that journalists and jazz fans of the 1930s and 1940s drew distinctions between bands that conveyed the most hard-driving rhythmic qualities and frequent solo improvisations and those that conveyed less pronounced swing feeling and improvisation.
www.trombone-usa.com /jazz_styles.htm

  
 Metroactive Music Afro-Cuban All Stars
It was a response to the fusion-heavy 1980s in Cuban music when such legends as Irakere, Afro-Cuba, Emiliano Salvador and others were digging deep into jazz-rock experiments.
Music can't live stuck in a historical time warp, and while this traditional music is imbedded in our popular culture, if I want Cuban people to listen to my music I have to play what's happening today."
"The group is a musical project to raise the stature of Cuban music around the world," de Marcos explains.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/06.07.01/afrocuban-0123.html

  
 Afro-Cuban
As Latin music in America moves into the '90s, it is probable that not only individual players but the musical community as a whole will again open up to the free-spirited creativity that has for decades been the mainstay of Afro-Cuban music.
The mambo, another dance craze that helped bring Afro-Cuban music into the mainstream of American culture, was originally the shout (also called montuno) section of son music, in which patterns are repeated.
Cuban music came to widespread attention in the 1930s with the The Peanut Vendor by Don Azpiazu and his Havana Casino Orchestra.
www.zen30989.zen.co.uk /main3.htm

  
 Cuba
Cuban expressive culture thus exhibits an irrepressible capacity to borrow, synthesize and transform influences sampled from around the world, with no particular regard for the sanctity of the traditions upon which they freely draw.
However, Cuban music is rooted in a compelling social, artistic and intellectual history that deserves equal consideration.
They are part of a strong Nuyorican musical movement that is blending the classic sounds of salsa with hip-hop, jazz and rock and slamming it all together in a rough and heady dance music that is still heavy on the roots and light on the pop.
www.rootsworld.com /rw/feature/cuba.html

  
 Omo Ache Afro-Cuban Music & Dance Company
Members of Omo Aché include Cuban, African and local artists dedicated to the ethnographic investigation of traditional Afro-Cuban music and dance under the guidance of director Juan Carlos Blanco.
Omo Aché is an Afro-Cuban folkloric company that preserves the traditional dances, songs, music and stories of Cuba.
Religion and music continue to be his passion and primary way to connect with his cultural roots.
www.omoache.org /~calendar/about.html

  
 Timba - New Styles in Afro-Cuban Popular Music
Cuban musicians can belong to a group controlled by the state, as part of a group that had established itself as a quasi-independent company or as a free-lance musician for hire with groups or by impresarios from the outside.
Cubans are offended by the fact that there music is compared to, and called, salsa which has suffered from these very attacks of the industry.
A very important characteristic of Cuban music, especially in the years that this author has been involved with it, is the constant growth and evolution of the music.
www.chucksilverman.com /timbapaper.html

  
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 Browser Q & A
His first love is Afro-Cuban music, he has been to Cuba twice, AFrica and Brazil studying music, was the TA in the Afro-Cuban class at Brown U when he was a sophomore and played for three years with "Kochimbo" where one of his best friends was Luis Cepeda who died two years ago.
Afro-Cuban music has inarguably been recognized as some of the most vibrant and influential rhythmic music in the world.
Under the Radar — A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music is a documentary that introduces viewers to the distinct music of Cuba and examines the enigmatic island’s current music scene.
www.iaje.org /qanda_d.asp?ExpertiseID=48

  
 CUBAN MUSIC CD
CotÛ is a highly respected figure in Afro-Cuban music and his band shines on the three tracks.
All of these things together, life in Cuba, the warmth of the Cuban people, the educational system, the music in the blood and soul, make Cuban music the driving force it is in the world.
The music of Cantores is "son", music from the country.
www.chucksilverman.com /rhythmandsmoke.html

  
 Timba - New Styles in Afro-Cuban Popular Music
Cuban musicians can belong to a group controlled by the state, as part of a group that had established itself as a quasi-independent company or as a free-lance musician for hire with groups or by impresarios from the outside.
Cubans are offended by the fact that there music is compared to, and called, salsa which has suffered from these very attacks of the industry.
At the very least, it is driving the Cuban music business to seek to redress problems it has encountered over the years; problems of piracy of its music, advantages taken by foreign recording companies working in Cuba, and the general disregard for the Cuban musicians and people when it comes to monetary matters.
www.chucksilverman.com /timbapaper.html

  
 Scott Yanow, Afro-Cuban Jazz
Most of the great jazz performers in the various forms of jazz have created several pieces that fall within the style of Afro-Cuban jazz, and Yanow includes these recordings in his descriptions of their work.
Afro-Cuban Jazz makes it clear that jazz, the first "world" music, is no easier to sort out than some of the more recent amalgamations of musical styles.
Yanow gives a brief chronological sketch of Afro-Cuban jazz's development and then cuts to the biographical and CD evaluations, which are listed in alphabetical ordering.
www.greenmanreview.com /afrocubanjazz.html

  
 Mamborama.com Cuban Music 101
Cuban music is a myriad of styles and genres, with a long history.
While influences from Africa and Spain were predominant, Cuban music has also been shaped by the music of Europe, Latin-America and American pop music and jazz.
Son is a style of popular dance music that originated in the Oriente province of Cuba.
www.mamborama.com /cuba_music.html

  
 Afro-Cuban All Stars
Judging from the music and reaction it won on Saturday night, the Afro-Cuban franchise will be around for a long time.
A rousing ensemble recording, A Todo Cuba Le Gusta features a band made up largely of Cuban music elders.
Add to that the impassioned group vocals and you've got a hard-to-beat Cuban traditional music session.
www.afrocubaweb.com /afrocubanallstars.htm

  
 Clave Concepts: Afro Cuban Rhythms by Alex Pertout
In order to understand Afro Cuban rhythms one must pursue an extensive study of the clave role and its relationship with the instruments, compositions and arrangements.
There are two major clave styles in Afro Cuban music; the son clave and the rumba clave.
Clave Concepts: Afro Cuban Rhythms by Alex Pertout
www.netspace.net.au /~pertout/lclaveac.htm

  
 Metroactive Music Afro-Cuban All Stars
We're talking about the lively blend of popular Cuban styles--son montuno, Afro-Cuban jazz, danzón, bolero and cha-cha-cha, to name a few--that the All Stars are successfully reviving.
Sincerely devoted to securing a place for traditional Cuban son music around the world, González, who was born and raised in Havana, still has his guilty pleasures.
And while it might be fun to entertain the thought that he might mix a bit of Aguilera or Spears into his repertoire, González is committed to Cuban music.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/04.30.03/gonzalez-0318.html

  
 History
The late flourishing of the Cuban sugar industry and the persistence of the slave trade into the 1860s are two important reasons for the remarkable density and variety of African cultural elements in Cuba.
Many forms of contemporary Cuban music, including many of the rumba and carnival styles, are full of Kongo references and influences and display continuity with older Kongo forms.
The new genre, called son-batá or batá-rock, entered the Cuban musical mainstream in the 1970s.
www.cwo.com /~lucumi/history.htm

  
 Lazaro Galarraga Afro Cuban Music
Professor of Afro-Cuban music at the Humboldt State University’s annual“Explorations in Afro-Cuban Music” workshops.
Cuban National Folkloric Ballet tour of North America with performances in Canada, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC (before the Bush White House) and Boston.
Musical Director for P.A.W.S. (Percussion Artists Workshop), a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Afro-Carribean music and culture.
www.folkcuba.com /stores/mu_lazaro_resume1.htm

  
 AfroCubaWeb: the African cultures in Cuba - Yoruba - Congo - Dahomey - Abakwa - Bricamo - Haiti - West Indies
Under the Radar - A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music premiered at the Chicago Latino Film Festival, 4/8/05.
Cuban Abakuá delegation visits Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria in December '04, 4/05.
Dialogue with Magdalena Cantillo Frometa: on Mariana Grajales Coello, “Mother of the Cuban Nation,” 4/15/05 by Eugène Godfried.
www.afrocubaweb.com

  
 African American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malcolm X originally coined the term at an OAAU (Organization of Afro American Unity) meeting, saying something along the lines of "…you African Americans… because this is what you are, Africans in America…"
Hip hop, rock, RandB, funk, and other contemporary American musical forms evolved from blues, jazz, and gospel music, which themselves evolved from the spirituals sung by slaves.
The term "African American" gained wide usage after 1988, when presidential candidate Jesse Jackson urged Americans to used the term to refer to black people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_American

  
 "A Brief History of Latin Jazz" by Luis Moreno
In Cuban form, this improvisational approach is known as a descarga, and was evident in the sones played by septetos in the teens and twenties of the present century.
Whereas JAZZ in the United States arose from black blues and spiritual traditions, in Cuba black musical traditions were preserved in the development of the syncretic religion known as santeria.
Just as JAZZ was created by blacks who were generations removed from slavery, in New York something qualitatively new was created by musicians generationally as well as culturally removed from the land of Jose Martí.
www.brosociety.org /docs/history_of_latin_jazz.htm

  
 cuban jazz music
Afro- Cuban Jazz to prominence in the late '40s, when he blended Bop with the synocpations of traditional Cuban music...
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www.treblesearch.com /links/music/78/cuban-jazz-music.html

  
 CD Baby: JAZZ: Latin Jazz - music you will love.
Latin Jazz from a powerhouse quartet - from bebop to mambo to Trinidadian Soca
Beachside is a straight-ahead jazz quartet recording of original compositions by tenor saxophonist David Guidi that span a variety of grooves and contemporary harmonies.
Leslie's original tunes and arrangements of jazz standards reflect her wide-ranging musical interests and run the gamut from straight-ahead swing, bebop, and well-crafted ballads to driving Latin rhythms and jazz fusion.
www.cdbaby.com /style/77/all?cdbaby=8fbcdfbc1a34218f7ca6a6980b606002

  
 Arts: Music: Genres: Jazz - Open Site
Jazz is a musical form originating in the southern United States and is especially associated with New Orleans, Louisiana.
The instrumentation in early New Orleans Jazz and the Dixieland style was dominated by the brass instruments popular in the marches of the late nineteenth century.
The first recording by the all-white Original Dixieland Jazz Band is generally accepted as the official birth of Jazz.
open-site.org /Arts/Music/Genres/Jazz

  
 Snowboy "Afro Cuban Jazz"
Cuban / NY Mambo, Brasilian, Latin - Fusion, BeBop and Afrobeat is danced to by fleet-footed contortionists with a thousand moves who, all at once, mix James Brown with Nicholas Bros. with Mambo with Breakdancing.
Snowboy and the latin section play "Afro Cuban Jazz"
I've also equally always been influenced by the UK Jazz Dance scene of which I've been active as a musician and a DJ for over 20 years.
www.mrpmusicgroup.com /catalogue/snowboy.htm

  
 Latin Jazz Club - Mario Bauza and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra
A tune that she used to performed with Machito, Graciela returns with "Biri Bi Kum Bi." In true Afro-Cuban Jazz vintage fashion, Bauzà and his orchestra end the set with a tribute to the famed conguero Chano Pozo titled "Pozo" featuring some poetic chanting from Rudy Calzado in the old Cuban religious tradition.
It was April 27th, 1991, Mario and his orchestra was performing at New York's Synphony Space in celebration of his 80th birthday, when, according to Calzado, a man by the name of Götz Wörner of the famed record label Messidor Musik made his way backstage after the concert to Mario's dressing room.
Wörner was so impressed with the performance that he asked Mario Bauza, "I want to record this band." And the rest is history.
www.latinjazzclub.com /Mario_Bauza(944Columbus).html

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