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Salsa

Origins of salsa li3 in son (a type of dance from Cuba)
Latin America salsa is structured around a rhythmic pattern called "Son
Clave"







Latin America, mainly Cuba Puerto Rica up tempo dance style combines musical traditions from
Latin America with American jazz ( 7th and 9th chords, syncopation,…

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Tango

Originated in Buenos Aires/Argentina
The Dance grew out of a number of influences: It was a product of a large cosmopolitan city
that people had migrated from all over the world. Their music and dance styles played a strong
part in the development of the tango. African slave had…

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Bhangra

Originated as a folk dance from the Punjab region of north India and Pakistan
Punjab farmers created it.
The famers sang songs as they worked as entertainment and to pass time
They became part of the harvest celebrations
They eventually became part of weddings and other significant occasions
Bhangra…

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American Line Dancing

Line dances have been present for hundreds of years. Line dancing in America is
thought to have been developed out of the CONTRA dance. The contra dance was
popular in New England in the 19th century. It was influenced by English and French folk
dances that had…

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Classical Concerto

The classical concerto period was rom 1750 - 1820ish
It was known for its simplicity an clarity
The classical concerto got rid of the harpsichord and brought in the piano
Some famous composers from the period were: Mozart, Hayden, JC Bach, CPE Bach and
Ghet
Light and clear…

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Indian Classical

Indian classical music usually has a sing melodic line (based on a raga), a rhythmic pattern
(known as a tala) and a drone
A raga is a scale of notes used to create a melody
Ragas have been memorised and passed down from one generation to another
Some…

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Disco

Developed in the 1970s and laid the foundations of the modern club scene. Created in the USA to
meet of young people who attended clubs to dance.

Improved quality of equipment used in playing recordings (turntables, amplifiers, loudspeakers etc.)
Enabled DJs to present music without need live musicians.

Disco…

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