1. Describe some of the influence of Latin music in the US in the early part of the twentieth century. It started a new type of music, Jazz , Afro-Cuban Jazz.
2. What was the significance of “Machito and His Afro-Cubans”? They Created Afro-Cuban Jazz. They were kind of like the bridge between worlds finding success with white people also. 3. How did Dizzy Gillespie incorporate Latin music into his music? He invited a player named Chano who was from Cuba and they worked together. 4. What was the Palladium?
Located in mid-town Manhattan, once a dance studio but transformed into the home of the Mambo. 5. How did the television and films increase the exposure of the US to Latin music? Everyone slowly became familiarized with it. “I Love Lucy” TV shows had to help show that white women and Cuban men could be together, him also being of Cuban decent, he played music on the shows as well. 6. How did Latin music influence rock music?
Rock and Latin music had the same cord progression, bass lines, and rhythms; using 1-2-cha-cha-cha as the main one. 7. Why do you think Latin music had such a great influence on the development of popular music? There is always something new to come out of Latin music, it has a fun upbeat rhythms that everyone loves listening to. 8. Do you think that any of the music that you listen to has Latin influences? Why or why not? Yes, I believe that Latin Music does influence a lot of the music I listen to. I feel a lot of the music I listen to has a lot of the same rhythms. I listen to a lot of alternative music as well, so they might have the same bass line but not the same rhythms at all.