vocabulary • To include • To influence • Slave • Similar • To create/to compose music • Folk music (folk dance) • Ethnic group • To combine • Fiddle, fiddler
What is american music? • There are many different genres of music which have become popular in the United States. • American musical styles like rock and roll, blues, jazz and hip hop are similar to musical genres of other countries.
History of american music • Early American music was influenced by the cultures of immigrants from Europe as well as slaves from Africa, Native Americans. • African musical influence can be seen in modern American music also.
American folk music • Originally, each ethnic group had its own type of folk musicand folk dances. • Musical styles were later combined to make new types of music.
Discussion Questions • Do you like to listen to music? What type of music do you like? • What are your favorite bands (groups)? Why do you like these bands (groups)? • Who is your favorite singer? Why? • Do you play a musical instrument? How old were you when you began learning to play this instrument?
Modern american music • Rock and roll (also rock n’ roll) is a popular style of American music which combined different styles of music. • Rock and roll became popular in the 1950’s. Some popular American rock singers were Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley.
American Music of the 1960’s • In the 1960’s music tastes changed and musicians from the United Kingdom became very popular in the United States. Two very popular groups were the The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. • A new type of folk music, rooted in the protest movement against the Vietnam war also became popular.
American music of the 1970’s and 1980’s • In the 1970’s Disco music became popular. Night clubs called discos were built in cities around the country. • In the 1980’s MTV was created musicians began to make music videos to go along with their songs. Rap music, with words spoken quickly to music also became popular.
1990’s - present • In the 1990’s Grunge music became popular. • In the 2000’s music from the United Kingdom became popular again. • Currently, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Rihanna are very popular.
La bamba • La Bamba Lyrics (Translation to English) • In order to dance the Bamba • In order to dance the Bamba • A little humor is needed • A little humor for me and for you • Faster and faster • Faster and faster • I'll be for you • I'll be for you • I'm not a sailor • I'm not a sailor • I'm captain