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History of Samba Music
By     |    Mar 4, 2010
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History of Samba Music

Samba music remains a popular and widespread musical genre. Thought to have originated with African slaves who brought it to Brazil, the music has roots in traditional African ceremonies. Enjoyed by people all over the world, the samba has a distinctive sound and vibe in which revelers take pleasure. Fused with contemporary music, samba music became an integral part of the yearly Brazilian Carnaval. This cultural tie samba has with [...]

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History of Pink Floyd
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Pink Floyd

Like most band in the sixties, Pink Floyd was a product of the upheavals and climactic changes happening that time. The band was formed in 1965 during the psychedelic era in London’s music underground. The original band members were Nick Mason, Rick Wright, Roger Waters, Clive Metcalf, Keith Noble, and Juliette Gale. Juliette later married Rick. The band’s name went through a series of changes from Sigma-6, The Meggadeaths, and [...]

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History of Opera
By     |    Apr 6, 2009
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History of Opera

Opera is a style of entertainment that involves theater combined with orchestral music and singers who perform using a distinctive classical method of projecting their voice. Performers in opera are not only trained in singing, but also in stage craft such as acting and choreography. The lead performers in most major productions are usually well known, and often as famous as their counterparts in other forms of theater such as [...]

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History of Rap Music
By     |    Mar 18, 2009
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History of Rap Music

Rap music is a style of poetic rhyming set to a heavy percussive beat often including a chorus sung by another performer in the style of traditional pop or rhythm and blues. Rap music is primarily an American medium but in recent years has exploded onto the world stage and rappers can now be found on almost every nation. Most music fans associate rap music with African American youth from [...]

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History of Bossa Nova
By     |    Mar 7, 2009
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History of Bossa Nova

The Bossa Nova is a Brazilian style of music that is closely related to Jazz and is known for its off key interpretations where the melody is often sung at a higher range than the instrument. Bossa Nova is known for it’s swaying motion rather than the swinging motion of Jazz or Samba. Brazil is a Portuguese speaking country in the tropics of South America and was settled by Portuguese [...]

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