Music of Latin America

Music of Latin America

Music of Latin America Viva Mxico! In This Unit, We Will Explore the geography of areas with Latin American music Explore the instruments used in Latin American music

Listen to music from different Latin American cultures, populations, and religious groups Sing songs from Mexico and other Latino regions What Will I Be Doing? You will be doing three different things #1: Creating connections between content areas Geography, History, Art, Technology, and Music #2: Listening to new music that you may never have heard before #3: Learning melodies, harmonies, and rhythms from

different cultures Geography Latin America includes South America and those parts of the Americas colonized by the Spanish and the Portuguese Mexico

Central America The Caribbean Brazil Argentina

Chile Languages Spoken Spanish is the principal language Portuguese Native American

languages European languages Over 420 languages! Religions Characteristics of Latin American Music European influences

Indigenous People Of Bolivia African influences Characteristics of Latin American Music HARMONY: Took folk melodies and popular music and adopted European harmonies, like guitar strumming Parallel Thirds: Singers and instrumentalists added a

second melody two scale steps away Distinct Dance Rhythms: Music they can dance to! Left Tango Right Rumba Harmony Took folk melodies and popular music and adopted European harmonies, like guitar

strumming Lots of ORNIMATION (extra little decorative notes) Instrumentalists alternate between chords and rhythmic phrases (example: strum, strum, pick, pick, pick, strum, strum)

Spoke of their culture in their songs (folk) Sisquistr Solo harp, six-course Spanish guitar, lead singer and chorus TRANSLATION: All the little flowers with the captivating faces, We dedicate this beautiful verse to you From these poor singers. I have a nice wish to tell you the truth Because when I see you, you turn your head away

If you do it because I am ugly, complain to my mother! No woman is ugly when she dresses and she dances and the dance platform sways this way in our land! Parallel Thirds Singers and instrumentalists add a second melody two scale steps away

Escualo Solo violin, cello strumming the parallel third, light percussion Distinct Dance Rhythms

Music they can dance to! African drumming had a BIG influence on Latin American culture Dances were used in everyday life in Africa and mixed well with their celebratory use in South American culture

Tango Dancing Competion Adele "Someone Like You" Rumba Dance Competition Other Types of Music Samba Originated from the Brazilian Carnival, translates to mean dance circle. Carmen Miranda Famous Brazilian actress Bossa Nova Derived from the Samba, more harmonic and less percussive

Latin American Instruments INDIGENOUS INSTRUMENTS: Wooden flutes, drums, and rattles EUROPEAN INSTRUMENTS: Chordophone (guitar), harp, trumpet, clarinet, accordion, and saxophone AFRICAN INSTRUMENTS: Idiophone (bells), many

types of drums (conga, bongos, claves, timbales), and the marimba Indigenous Instruments Wooden flutes, drums, and rattles South American Tribal Flute

South American Street Performers European Instruments Chordophone (guitar), harp, trumpet, clarinet, accordion, and saxophone African Instruments The Marimba

Super Mario Bros Theme Hedwig's Theme A Short Presentation Anthony Ybarra Presentation at the University of California Santa Barbara African American Rhythms in Latin American Music

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