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Origins of salsa li3 in son (a type of dance from Cuba)
Latin America salsa is structured around a rhythmic pattern called "Son
Latin America, mainly Cuba Puerto Rica up tempo dance style combines musical traditions from
Latin America with American jazz ( 7th and 9th chords, syncopation, harmonies and walking
Spanish influences (Spanish guitar, call and response, Spanish language)
African influences ( percussion instruments of African origin, complex cross rhythms )
Features of salsa
Based around the Son Clave pattern
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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 been brought to Argentina to work
since 1588.
During early 1900s it was in paris and by 1913 it had taken over London and New York.…read more

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Originated as a folk dance from the Punjab region of north India and Pakistan
Punjab farmers created it.…read more

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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 been brought over from Europe.
On disco floors during the 1960s to the 1980s, the contra dance transformed into the
line dance.…read more

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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
Light and clear texture, homophonic - melodic above chordal accompaniment
Emphasis on grace and beauty of melody and form, proportion and balance,
modularisation, polished and elegant in character with expressiveness and formed
structure held in perfect balance
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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 notes in a raga may be more important so it will receive more emphasis than
A tala is a cycle of beats that forms the rhythmic basis of a piece of music
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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 had a mixture of influences from soul to jazz and funk, and soon became the focus of a new
dance culture.
Dazzling light sand effects and amplified sounds attract people to discos.…read more


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