Music and Dance in the Americas

The links below are resources about all of the major topics that we study in class.

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Clave: The African Roots of Salsa (article)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002

Afro-Cuban Music 

Vanderbilt University, Center for Latin American Studies, 2014

Primary Sources: Colombian Music

Colombia Country Brand, 2018

This source includes lots of videos of songs and performances and explains which kinds of music were influenced by African culture. 

Origins of Latin Music (video)

Discovery Education, 1999

Folk and popular dances in Latin America (article) and another article on music here

Encyclopedia Brittanica, 2017 

Music of the African Diaspora

Museum of the African Diaspora

Primary Source: Capoeira Dance, Brazil (Painting) 

Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora

Primary Source: Day of the Kings Festival, Cuba (Painting) 

Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora