The Beautiful Dance of Bachata

The bachata is a dance that originated in the Dominican Republic and includes Latin American and African influences. In the 1960s, the original style was slow and involved dancing in a closed position. In other words, the dance partners danced close together and made contact with their bodies. Bachata of the 1960s was strongly influenced by Cuban Bolero.

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The Difference Between Spanish Music and Latin American Music

Music serves as a great form of human expression and communication. Spanish music has a rich long history that contributes to its great diversity and is reflective of the various musical traditions across its regions. The music of Latin American was greatly influenced by the European settlers during the 16th-century conquest by the Spanish and Portuguese. These countries have styles of music that showcase their rich cultural heritage. Still, there are significant differences between Spanish Music and Latin American Music when you look at factors such as styles, instrumentation, musical history or even culture implications.

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What is Flamenco Music

Ostensibly the most prominent Spanish music art-form, the Flamenco has its origins in the different folkloric music traditions of Andalusia. It incorporates singing (cante), guitar playing (toque), dance (baile), vocalizations (jaleo), hand clapping (palmas), and finger snapping (pitos).

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A History of Spanish Music

Rich, diverse and interesting is the history of Spanish music. Various cultural trends such as the bagpipe-based music of the northwest, the jota of the north and central, and the flamenco from the southern regions as well as centuries of uninterrupted Roman influence contributed greatly to the rich diversity observed in Spanish music. Although commercial pop music now dominates the industry, the expansiveness of melodic development can be found in music composers like Tomás Luis de Victoria, the zarzuela style of Spanish musical show, Manuel de Falla’s ballet, and Francisco Tárrega’s guitar music.

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Best Places to See Concerts in Spain

Spain has several venues where music is played. Some of the best concert venues are discussed here. Depending what area of Spain you happen to be visiting, you can catch a live music concert or some Spanish flamenco music. The hour long Spanish Guitar Concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona is definitely one of the best concerts to attend in Spain. Not only is the music fantastic but the architecture in the concert hall is so impressive that it has been named a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Amazing Spanish Singers

There are some amazing Spanish singers who are around today. Some of these singers have made a noticeable impact internationally. Not all singers who sing in Spanish are from Spain. Enrique Martín Morales, better known as Ricky Martin has made a very big impact in America. He actually started his career as a child in a boy pop group called Menudo. After this time he went solo and produced albums singing in Spanish. He comes from Puerto Rico and has also made a big impact singing in English as well as Spanish.

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Best Indie Rock Bands in Spain

It’s a universal truth that music can speak to people despite language barriers because at the end of the day even though lyrics are critical to good songs, without a rhythm or beat that is relatable it’s all over! Every culture and even era has its own brand of popular music but it’s often in the somewhat alternative, less commercial realms of the indie music scene that you can find some awesome sounds and talent. The Spanish music culture is diverse and stretches back in its eventful history to encompass many styles and genres of music. Some of these have influenced musicians today and helped them to create their own unique sound.

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