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Foreign Dance and Music

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Erin Estrada

on 15 November 2013

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Transcript of Foreign Dance and Music

El Salvador
Influences on the music in El Salvador is mostly a mixture of
Religious music for celebrating holidays and feast days would usually be Roman Catholic
Music History In Brazil Included types like:
Capoeira music
Eastern Amazônia
The More Popular music now include:
and Sambas
There are many different traditional dances. Some are:
El Tamborito
El Punto
El Atravesao
La cumbia
They are danced wearing a pollera and a montuno.
By Erin Estrada and Livie Hayes
El Tamborito- Translates to "The Little Drum". Known in there country as the national dance song

El Punto- Originated from Spain. Considered the most elegant of all Panama dances.

La Cumbia- Popular music genre. Originated from the Carribean costal region. Started as a courtship dance by the african population. Was later mixed with Amerindian steps and European instruments and musical characteristics

The Dances in El Salvador include dances like
The Dance of The Chapetones - involves 12 men dancing around 1 woman who supposed to symbolize a quees

Salsa - 8 count rythm, couples dance, one leads and one follows, originated from the Cuban Son from the 20s

Merengue - couples dance, small quick steps
Foreign Dance & Music
Popular types of dances in Brazil Include:
Samba - elegant partner ballroom dance, various types of rhythms

Bolero - Dance of love, slow dance, 2 versions, one originated in Spain and the other in Cuba

Forro - African and European influences, simple 2 step couple dance

Some traditional dances in Bolivia are:

Caporales - was a prominent religious aspect

Diablada- Translates to dance of the devils. Is a dance characterized by the mask and devil suit worn by the performers

Pukllay- Means "Play" in Quechua. it is a dance that celebrates clouds or the blossoms "playing" in the winds at the end of the rainy season
Carnavalito- practiced in relation to religious festivities The music is characterized by the use of instruments such as the quena, siku its origin comes from the Huayno.

Kullawada- Originated in the region around the Lake Titicaca The dancers wear colorful, decorated costumes for the dance to represent the social class of weavers and textile workers. For this reason the dancers use a little spinning wheel as a symbol of the dance.

Tonada- translates to a Spanish word which can mean anything sung, played or danced.

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