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  Music of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The music of the United States can be characterized by the use of syncopation and asymmetrical rhythms, long, irregular melodies, which are said to "reflect the wide open geography of (the American landscape)" and the "sense of personal freedom characteristic of American life".
Instead, the music of the United States is that of dozens or hundreds of indigenous and immigrant groups, all of which developed largely in regional isolation until the American Civil War, when people from across the country were brought together in army units, trading musical styles and practices.
Elements of foreign musics arrived in the United States both through the formal sponsorship of educational and outreach events by individuals and groups, and through informal processes, as in the incidental transplantation of West African music through slavery, and Irish music through immigration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_the_United_States   (8371 words)

 Latin music in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was common in dance halls in the 30s and 40s for a Latin orchestra, such as that of Vincent López, to alternate with a big band because dancers insisted on it.
Latin music was extremely popular with dancers, not only the samba, paso doble, rumba, and mambo, but even the conga.
While Latin music has been popular for many years, its current popularity in the mainstream may have come only after the untimely death of the popular Tex Mex singer Selena.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin_music_in_the_United_States   (730 words)

 Latin Downloads - Download Latin Music - Download Latin MP3s
Latin Pop became the most popular form of Latin music in the United States during the '80s and '90s, even achieving massive crossover success among non-Latino listeners during the late '90s.
Latin pop's first major crossover star was Gloria Estefan, who scored a succession of non-club-oriented dance-pop hits during the mid- to late '80s, but who eventually became known more as an adult contemporary diva with an affinity for sweeping ballads.
Trova music actually encompassed a variety of native Cuban song forms and rhythms, including the guaracha, the punto, the habanera, the rumba, the son, the clave, and the Latin American bolero, as well as a melodic influence from European opera.
www.mp3.com /latin/genre/22/styles.html   (7227 words)

 MP3.com - the source for digital music!
At the center of his music is all the passion and expression of a Latin artist, yet Miguel Bosé has constantly incorporated more diverse musical elements than many of the genre's crossover pop stars.
As one of the biggest new stars to emerge during the mid-'80s, singer Gloria Estefan predated the coming Latin pop explosion by a decade, scoring a series of propulsive dance hits rooted in the rhythms of her native Cuba before shifting her focus to softer, more ballad-oriented fare.
As Latin pop made new commercial headway thanks to the efforts of acts like Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, Estefan reigned as the most successful crossover artist in Latin music history, with international record sales close to the 50 million mark.
www.mp3.com /Latin-Pop/genre/714/subgenre.html   (3057 words)

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Music in the United States, then, is reflective of the deep-seeded historical roots of its citizens.
Leann Rimes is one of country music's youngest artists beginning her climb to number one at the early age of 14.
Traces of African American musical traditions are an important foundation for jazz music and have been influential in the jazz of the past and the present.
www.american.edu /TED/hpages/intlmusic/unitedstates.htm   (3040 words)

 Cienfuegos Austin Tx Cuban Son Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is not a surprising revelation as this wonderful music has been inaccesible to the general public of the United States since the late sixties, due to the unfortunate imposition of trade embargos and financial penalties for unapproved transactions with Cuba.
These, and other aspects of Cuban Son, qualify it as the folk music of Cuba, and beg the respect of listeners to view it in its own right, not thrown into the Salsa basket, which unfortunately is often the case.
This clarification is not meant to diminish Salsa or any other Latin music form, but rather, we wish it to be enlightening to those who are unfamiliar with the sources of Latin song, and hope that a deeper knowledge of the music will help our listeners develop a lasting connection with this fantastic genre.
www.musicacienfuegos.com /aboutus   (331 words)

 Latin music in Roanoke - Roanoke.com
But since music is a cultural an popular of expression for the immigrant, it was jus a matter of time to feel the impact of Latin music in Roanoke.
Latin music roots were present in The united States during the 1920s and 103’s in the barrios of New York.
Around the 1940’s together with the Latin Jazz, arrived the mambo, that being born in Cuba arrived to the country mixing the Caribbean and afro-Cuban rhythms with the swing and the vocal styles of the epoch.
www.roanoke.com /columnists/spanish/16918.html   (983 words)

 Not just south of the border   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But while they are responsible for the current "revival" of Latin music in the United States, it is presumptuous to believe that they begun the rise of it.
And unlike most major retail music outlets, this is a specialty store that caters to Latin music lovers or those simply searching for something different.
With the Latin music market continuing its multi-year trend of strong growth into the next century, there is a strong possibility that it will become a staple among the charts and hearts of the American population.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /DB/issues/99/09.27/ae.latin.html   (1162 words)

 Forum Hones In On Latin Music Issues
Responding to requests by Latin music community executives to facilitate a discussion devoted to exploring the growth potential of Latin music, NARM held its first Latin Music Issue Forum in August in conjunction with the Midem Latin Music Convention in Miami Beach, Florida.
The forum covered ways in which new Latin music companies might be recruited and made to feel a part of the NARM membership and the U.S. music industry.
It was suggested that the forum look into staging a showcase "Latin Night" at the NARM Convention or producing a CD sampler devoted to Latin music, similar to the one that was produced for the Classical/Jazz Issue Forum.
www.narm.com /news/sb/1998/1198/latin.htm   (532 words)

 LATIN SHEET MUSIC EDUCATION: The Universal Lauguage of Latin Music
In that regard, like Bach and Beethoven, it's a sure bet that the musical contribution of many musicians that were influential in the creation and innovation of modern Latin music particularly within the past one hundred years will become immortal for generations and Centuries to come.
Thus, a library of infinite knowledge pertaining to all aspects of Latin music is preserved in countless recordings.
Like Jazz and classical music, Latin music contains its own unique characteristics, technical knowledge and history; thus, becoming a universal language to be enjoyed, studied and performed by generations of musicians know and in the future.
www.latinsheetmusic.com /education.html   (285 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Eddie Palmieri, Latin-Music Patriarch, Stays Hungry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Palmieri is the patriarch of Latin music in the United States.
Recently he has unpacked the old music played by his band, Conjunto La Perfecta, an important group that during its existence (1961-68) prefigured much of the Latin music to come in the next three decades.
The old music, which had been lost, was retranscribed last year by Doug Beavers, a 25-year-old trombonist and master's degree candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2002/vol6n20/EddiePalmieri-en.shtml   (1542 words)

 Latin Jazz Network - Book Store
The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States by John Storm Roberts
This is the first in-depth historical, musical, and cultural study to trace the career and influence of Tito Puente.
In this comprehensive examination of Latin jazz, John Storm Roberts, British-born, U.S.-based music journalist and author of Black Music of Two Worlds and The Latin Tinge, details the diversity and history of this often overlooked genre.
www.latinjazznet.com /book_store.htm   (480 words)

 HyperMusic -- History of Jazz: Latin Jazz
During the 1950's and 1960's these influences became particularly strong, with Latin dances such as the mambo, cha-cha-cha, samba, and bossa nova becoming extremely popular in the United States.
Some bandleaders who infused a Latin element into their bands are Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Kenton.
Other musicians who incorporate Latin elements into their music include Brazilian drummer Airto Moreira, Peruvian percussionist Alex Acuña, Cuban trumpeter, pianist, composer and protegé of Dizzy Gillespie Arturo Sandoval, pianist Eddie Palmieri, percussionists Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez, bandleader Mario Bauza, trombonist Steve Turré, and alto saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera.
www.hypermusic.ca /jazz/latin.html   (234 words)

 Beyond The Latin Tinge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Come to think of it, Latin jazz as we know it emerged in the 1940s through the efforts of musicians such as Mario Bauzá and Dizzy Gillespie but W.C. Handy's classic "St. Louis Blues," featuring a mix of blues and tango, was published in 1916.
Similarly, one of the musical phenomenons of the '90s was the extraordinary success of Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club, an album of old songs and traditional popular Cuban styles, recorded in Havana and featuring a multigenerational group of Cuban musicians, some of them music veterans nearly forgotten even in Cuba.
In fact, the irony is that, for all the achievements of the Ricky Martins and Jennifer Lópezes, the great success of Latin music in the United States is that we no longer think of it as other people's music.
www.salsaweb.com /events/grammys_2000/Latin_Tinge.htm   (606 words)

 Lesson Two - Music and Politics
The History of Latin Music in the United States
Explore Salsa music in the United States as a direct result of the U.S. Cuban Embargo
Ask them to share examples of this type of music and describe in what ways the different elements of the music relate to elements of their own identity.
latino.si.edu /virtualgallery/Sabor/Sabor-EdActivities/Lesson02.html   (276 words)

 Latin music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It includes the music of many countries and comes in many varieties, from the down-home conjunto music of northern Mexico to the sophisticated habanera of Cuba, from the symphonies of Heitor Villa-Lobos to the simple and moving Andean flute.
Brazilian music is typified by its intense and exuberant mixing of styles, from the European/African/Native American blends that brought about the original sambas of the early Twentieth Century, to the electronica and hip-hop records of today.
It focuses yet again on the development of Latin fusion within New York in the 1960s and is a fairly comprehensive spectrum of the sound, from Mambo and Latin-Jazz to Boogaloo and Descarga.
www.jahsonic.com /LatinMusic.html   (1372 words)

 First Authorized Biography of TITO PUENTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"Tito Puente is, in the estimation of many musicians, musicologists and critics, the most influential artist in the devolepment of the Latin American music in the United States during the 20th century," said Loza, a Latin jazz performer and producer.
His innovations as a drummer and bandleader have shaped Latin music into what today encompasses everything from the mambo, the cha-cha-cha and Afro-Cuban music to Latin jazz and salsa.
Loza brings the man and his music vividly to life through executive interviews with Puente and a number of his close associates, including Hilton Ruiz, Ray Santos, Jerry Gonzalez, Poncho Sanchez and Joe Conzo, as well as music journalist Max Salazar and former DJ/producer Chico Sesma.
www.contactomagazine.com /titobio.htm   (388 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Music - Pop
The styles of music covered by grupos varies, from the pop ballads of Los Bukis or Los Temerarios, to the norteño/ranchera mix of Bronco or Los Tigres, to the Tejano polka/cumbia/ballad blend of La Mafia or Mazz.
Another notable to watch in the genre is Colombian singer Shakira, who adds Latin touches to her Spanish-language dance pop, but in general takes a global approach to music.
Members of the successful band Los Lobos have started new music projects that are worth watching as well, such as the Latin Playboys, a band that fuses new sounds from pop to avante garde with promising results.
www.gale.com /free_resources/chh/music/pop.htm   (759 words)

 Latino Music in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Cuban music among the large number of Cubans in not surprising, but the strength and impact of 'salsa' is also very strong in most major cities in the US.
There is a new broader awareness of the music of the old traditions of New Mexico and Colorado and a renewed pride in them.
There are several groups of Spanish from the islands of Menorca and Mayorca in the Balearics living in Florida, as well as numerous Portuguese from the Azores living in California, and Portuguese in Hawaii, and Andean pan pipers throughout the country, all in various ways retaining something of their culture.
aris.ss.uci.edu /rgarfias/courses/latino/latinous.html   (513 words)

 Latin Music Biz Sets Sights on Teens
All are in their teens or barely out of them and perform music that their peers can easily relate to.
Although most Latin radio formats are traditionally adult-oriented, there has been a rise in the number of media outlets targeting the Latin youth market.
Although there is no MTV for Spanish-speakers in the United States -- at least not with the reach of mainstream MTV -- Lawrie thinks outlets exist for the right kind of music.
marketingymedios.com /marketingymedios/noticias/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000643585&imw=Y   (994 words)

 Omar Sosa
Nominated for a Best Latin Jazz Grammy in 2002, Sosa's "state-of-the-art world jazz" led to his being given a Lifetime Achievement Award (at the venerable age of 38) from the Smithsonian Institution for his contributions to the development of Latin music in the United States.
Not surprisingly, his music is an exploration of African culture with a global perspective.
In his music, concepts, instruments, grooves and textures from disparate traditions overlap, blend and collide with deceptive ease.
www.latinoartsinc.org /display/router.asp?docid=258   (440 words)

LOS ANGELES — While there was a lot of territory to cover, geographically and musically, in a relatively brief period of time, the performances of the 1st Annual Latin Grammys offered a tasty sampler of the wide variety of styles in the Latin music world.
Puente and Martin are the bookends of 50 years of Latin music in the United States.
Perhaps the showstopper was Colombian singer Shakira's performance in “Ojos Así.” In a night in which she won two Grammys she not only offered a solid vocal performance but included in her set dancers, fire and special effects.
www.hispanicvista.com /html/00914art.html   (279 words)

 Latin Music Artists - Home
will not only get your music to the music industry, but also will also give you very useful and educated advice on the craft of songwriting, production, performance, and the overall presentation of your band or project.
Taking in consideration that Latin Music in the United States has grown enormously over the past few years, the opportunities available and the demand for Latin artists, bands, and songwriters is unlimited.
However, the difficulty for you to connect to the decision makers within the music industry is still as hard as it has always been.
www.latinmusicartists.com /home.htm   (500 words)

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