Unit Two: Lab Questions Jacob Jones 1. Who sang at the Grammy’s in Spanish in the late 1990s? What was the reaction? * Ricky martin made the audience go crazy with a great performance. 2. When did Latin music burst back on the scene? What song brought it back to the mainstream? What effect did it have? * “Conga” by the Miami Sound Machine was a Cuban American band with an amazing beat. Everyone seemed to love the new sound. 3. How did the sounds of salsa change?
* The sounds of salsa changed to grab the interest of a new generation raised on jazz, rock ‘n roll, etc. In other words, it was incorporated with pop. 4. What was the influence of CBS’ Latin division on the explosion of Latin music in the US? * With its momentum lost after the 9/11 cancellation, the Latin Grammys struggled even more in the ratings. The televised ceremony gave up on the English-speaking audience and moved to Univision in 2005. Latin pop stars Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony began issuing albums in Spanish.
5. Who were some of the artists who brought together Latin influenced music with mainstream pop music? * Artists like Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Shakira, etc. all influenced Latin music with mainstream pop. 6. Why did the Latin music influence decrease?
* The Latin music influence trend faded over the years, but that did not stop Latinos from producing top hits. 7. What was Reggaeton?
* Reggaeton has an irrepressible blend of tropical Latin and reggae rhythms. Today many of the most popular reggaeton artists come from Puerto Rico, but you couldn’t keep this music from sailing out to the rest of the world. 8. What other types of music are being influenced by “Latin” music? * Latin music has influenced and continues to influence many different types of music like rock ‘n roll, pop music, hip hop, R & B, and even heavy metal.
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