Music in Latin American Culture Regional Traditions by John M. Schechter

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Latin American music, musical traditions of Mexico, Central America, and the portions of South America and the Caribbean colonized by the Spanish and the Portuguese. These traditions reflect the distinctive mixtures of Native American, African, and European influences that have shifted throughout the region over time.

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With the exception of this perceived oversight, the "Music in Latin American Culture Regional Traditions" is an excellent book, filling a much needed gap in scholarly writing on Latin American Music and is a wonderful introduction for those seeking to study the musics of Latin by: Latin American culture is the formal or informal expression of the people of Latin America and includes both high culture (literature and high art) and popular culture (music, folk art, and dance) as well as religion and other customary practices.

Definitions of Latin America vary. From a cultural perspective, Latin America generally refers to those parts of the Americas of Spanish.

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Latin music is the result of a complex social and historical process that took place in the Americas after the arrival of Columbus. Despite the traumatic experience, Latin music is one of the positive outcomes that came from that process. The following is a brief introduction to Latin music history that takes a look at the cultural mix and social environment that ended up producing one of the.

The music of Latin America refers to music originating from Latin America, namely the Romance-speaking countries and territories of the Americas and the Caribbean south of the United States. Latin American music also incorporates African music from slaves who were transported to the Americas by European settlers as well as music from the indigenous peoples of the tic origins: Spain, Africa.

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In recent times, Latin American influences have permeated American culture through music, movies, television, and literature.

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The author argues that despite early and considerable European influences on the region, indigenous Latin American traditions still characterize much of the social and artistic heritage of the Latin American : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers.

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Latin America has produced a variety of genres born at the crossroads of European folk music, African music and native traditions. While not as popular as the popular music of the USA (also born out of the integration of European music and African music), Latin American genres shares the same characters that made it a universal koine'.

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History of Latin Music What we know as Latin music is the outcome of a complex historical and social process that came out after Columbus set foot in the Americas many years ago.

Despite much of the turbulent history that followed, one of the positive results that came about from the process is the Latin music of today. Latin American music has long influenced popular American music, including jazz, rhythm and blues, and even country music, and both Latin American music and American music have been strongly influenced by African genre of Latin American music includes music from Spanish, Portuguese, and (sometimes) French-speaking countries and territories of Latin.

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These styles originate in the indigenous, European, and African heritage of Latin America; the particular combination of influences varies by country, region. Much Latin American and Caribbean music often has a strong rhythmic pulse.

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Many of the instruments historically used in African American music, including the banjo and the drum, have antecedents in African musical instruments, and many features common to African American music likewise have roots in African musical traditions, such as the call and response song form and an immersive approach to singing.

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