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Music is life! A SK3 presentation

COLOMBIAN MUSIC TONS OF ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH MUSIC

ARTISTS AND DIFFERENT MUSIC GENRES


Y D O B R U YO S K L TA T H G U TRO C I S Music is the best U M medicine, it is the ally when people decide to do exercise, help to take advantage in a healthier and happier lifestyle. To each his own, it is not easy to have a discipline and compromise with ourselves and start with a better life, but I find it interesting, the key is to choose the music that you like the most and concentrate to have the healthier way. Follow these simple tips to enjoy different music that you can use while taking care of your health:

How do you like that!. First, running is one of the main sports that people are using these days. Now, we have generated more awareness, and you can get a good partner while you are running, and this one is the music, it is a relaxing and fascinating sensation that drives you to do more, to be stronger and get to your goal. Well, depending on the difference between people, each one can choose the music that they feel motivated and enthusiastic with


For example electro-house is one of the best genre to listen to while you are running, this music is exceptional and people can focus on their effort level and their surroundings. Believe it or not, Zumba is other genre that is one of the kinds of music that help us move our body in a healthy way. It is more Latin Music. Zumba is a fun and energetic danceworkout. It is a combination of fast and paced music to easy learn dance steps. In the same way, Zumba is an enjoyable and upbeat way to tone the body through effective cardiovascular exercise.

People always have the idea that this kind of music does not work to improve our life and to be healthier, but I do not think so!. Perhaps, I should also mention that there are more kinds of music as Merengue, Salsa and Bachata that are fascinating and they are used to having control over people ´s bodies, besides Latin dancing are aerobics class and tremendously beneficial in keeping us young.

I strongly believe that music is a complement to have a health, active, emotional and happy life. I ´m sure that people have to have an ally when they decide to have a change in their life, and that is not my exception. When I decided to start with an active life in sports, I refuged in music, it was a good decision. It has been a new way in my life


The music has been my friend when I had had to run and when I had had to ride a bike, there are the sports that I practice, so, music it is the stimulant to drive people to get their goals. I definitely think that no matter what the situation is, music it is the best medicine in life.

Owing to this, the different kinds of music that people can use while there are doing exercise or practicing some sports, always will be a good option to have a better experience. Also, it can be a useful method of discipline. This is why I decided to take on this challenge in my life, so, I invite you to look forward and to find your best genre of music as an ally and part of a healthier life.


SALSA AND GLOBALIZATION Salsa is a global phenomenon this genre was borned in Santiago de Cuba and arrived in the 1900’s. I love this rhythm because they combine the Latin musical genres. When people hear salsa this music changes your mood and with the globalization in the planet this sensations are transmitted by people, creating a phenomenon in many places. For me, the variation of melodies that salsa has accompanies the different moments and puil out the spirit of the lover of this genre. In salsa groups rhythms, the son cubano, jazz and other Caribbean music were mixed and this new genre conquered the evenings at mayor New York ballrooms. These sounds are created with different instruments like trumpets, timbales, piano, bongos, flutes, trombones and some others. The acceptation was wonderful, and many people became dancers and other melomaniacs. With the arrival of some groups and singers, for example, hector Lavoe, La Fania All Stars, Cheo Feliciano, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Ismael Rivera, Ruben Blades, salsa took glory.


The globalization is a social process that consists of the elimination of cultural barriers, social barriers and geographical barriers. Salsa was borned as music for all the classes, and for the world and with this phenomenon New York was that launched mixed these different rhythms with the modernity. When salsa was renewed, the Fania All Stars began the tour all over the world teaching salsa style in the five continents.

Salsa style created a good feeling in many places of the world. Their rhythms impacted this other cultures. For example, orchestra of the light, they are Japanese and took the Latin culture. Many people describe that when they listen to salsa the mood changes. This style actives the senses and generates a kind of liberty that is manifested by the dancer. When the deferent rhythms were mixed, the Salsa styles were born and with this event this music grew and conquered those countries where Hispanics live. Salsa is a way of life in many places because it represents beautiful melodies that are accompanied by a funny and artistic dance. Finally, many artists have composed the great successes of the international salsa. In my opinion, Salsa has revolutionized the music of the world because it has incentived and impulsed to new composers and singers to innovate and has added the genre new forms new ways to show the flavor of the Caribbean.


Colombian music is a clear demonstration of the diversity of culture in our country. In fact, traditional Colombian music can be divided into four district zones: The Atlantic (caribean) coast, the Pacific coast, the Andean region, and the Eastern Plains, although it is very common to find several musical styles within a single region, mainly due to different factors influencing the culture. For instance, the influence of indigenous elements, european and African is evident after a long process miscegenation that gives rise to Colombian people today, and because of this, there are many famous musical groups that express in their songs much of the essence of our culture.

MUSIC IN COLOM BIAN CULTUR E First, I will talk about Caribbean music: This type of music is very cheerful and it has a very strong rhythm that invites you to dance. The instruments that are characteristic from this region are influence from the three races: Percussion instruments; are from African influence; flutes and bagpipes: that come from the Colombian influence; and diverse modern instruments like the accordion: that comes from Europe.


To this region belong: champeta, cumbia, Bullerengue, Mapale, Porro, Tambora and Vallenato. The last one being the Colombian musical rhythm that achieved more national popularity and it has great representatives of this genre like Carlos Vives, Jorge Celedon, that are known nationally and internationally. Certainly, Pacific region is the second region of Colombia with fewer habitants and most of them African-Colombian. Since the slaves who managed to escape from slavery, arrived at the Pacific and could live there in peace. This ethnic compositions are manifested in the music of this region that is the Colombian music with the purest African influence. This music is rhythmically, high in complexity and the instruments used in this region are mostly percussion. To this region belong: the Abozado Chocoano, Bunde, Contradanza Chocoana and Currulao, that means “cununao� which refers to African originated drums and which play an important role within the folklore of the Colombian Pacific Region. Herencia de Timbiqui and Choquibtown are groups that represent the culture of the Pacific Region and that have a great reception in our country and world wide. The music of the Andean region takes African and Indian rhythmic elements, but it has a very strong component of Spanish influence, that can be seen in the typical instruments that are mostly stringed.


One of the mos significant bambucos is “La Ruana” that was composed by Luis Carlos Gonzalez and José Macias. To this region belong: Bambuco, Guabina and Pasillo. On the other hand, the Eastern Plains is a cattle region by excellence and the life of the people of this region is around the cattle, the horses and the plain. An important detail about the Eastern Plains is that they are not located exclusively in Colombia, but in fact 60% of the plains are in Venezuela; due to this the folklore of the Plain is shared by Colombia an Venezuela. The Joropo is the most popular rhythim and represents manifestations of colonial music.

Finally, I want to talk about Colombians: we do not know our roots, we do not value them. However, The great number of Colombian famous singers and groups that allow us to know more about the essence of the Colombian regions, and they manage to mix the tradition of their people with modern music that have a great reception, it is recognized in Latin America and worldwide, such as a Shakira, Juanes, Herencia de Timbiqui, Carlos Vives, Andres Cepeda, Fonseca, Bomba Estereo, among others. My favorite musical groups are Choquibtown and Herencia de Timbiqui. Actually, I think that these groups manage to transmit the essence of the African-Colombian culture and makes it clear that tradition must continue to be presented and that it can be enriched by merging with other elements, such as the sound of Latin music, rock, jazz or funk, making this music transcend through the new generations.


Colombia’s Passion and Folk on the Coast Folk on the Colombian coast is one the most important in the country. It has been an interesting rhythm. However, a lot of people enjoy watching and dancing folk because folk has different sounds. For instance, Mapale; a traditional African combination with fishallegory if you like listening to folk, you can visit Barranquilla take particular advantage of Barranquilla’s Carnival.

The coast consistis of different departments: Atlantico, Bolivar, Cordoba, Cesar, Valledupar, Riohacha, Magdalena and San Andres. Spanish were the first people who populated the coastal area.Their outfil was smooth and cool nanadays. Men always wear a combination of shirt that emphasizes the colour and linen pants. Men wear “ veltiaos” hat that are very popular in the departments of: Bolivar where it is tradicional folk for example:white pants, white shirt and backpack, “Voltiao” hat and women wear large skits. Mapale was introduced by African slaves brought in ships by the Spanish.


The rhythm has characteristic typical African sounds. This is combination perfect of ours culture. Barranquilla’s Carnival is considered to be the most folk and cultural event of Colombia. If you want to participle in this Carnival that begins on the Saturday before the ashes Wednesday , when they begin the public holidays and it finishes on the next Tuesday. It is an event in which people express all the Cultural varieties and the folk of the Caribbean Colombian Coast, as the popular music and the dance. You can see a variety of traditional music and dances. Some of the most traditional customers of Barranquilla’s Carnival are the Marimonda, the scrawl, the Congo an the Monocukoo; The Cumbia is the main pace of the carnival, especially in the parades as the Battle of flowers and the great stop. Besides the Cumbia, the Mapales is outlined, pace that is based on the movements of a fish and where the woman and man move contracting the belly.

The Mapale is a dance of free pair. It is danced by short steps, intensive pace and constant hand clapping of the dancers. The routines begin with the formation of two individual rows one opposite to the other one, of men and women; to perform movements towards ahead and backwards. It continues with free and individual positions of exhibition of the men with the intention of pleasing their pairs, who turn and to correspond the clashes.


The movements are frantic and with ahigh place contained of eroticism. Those of the women are rather different and are outlined for being more exciting and erotic. In the compases, one speaks about a binary pace, with impressive percussion to two tones, with which the splendor of the pairs was looked by the help of the instruments, typical dance of the coast.

To conclude, If you want to have an amazing trip to Barranquilla, you have to come to Barranquilla’s Carnival, you are going to see how they are really traditional culture. Barranquilla’s Carnival is located in the best place for your holidays in the coast, and you enjoy walking around this place maybe you can try typical food, sometimes a lot of people learn about the carnival’s traditional music and dance. You can find a lot of rhythm, no matter if you don’t like it.


MUSI C AND DRUG S Drugs in the world are devil for the society and Colombia is not

the exception because every day a lot of people are carring and managing for the drugs and sometimes some people mix the drugs with music. A good example is rock music, heavy metal, hardcore. In these genres it is common to see people addicted to drugs like cocaine, weed, heroin and stuff like that. These drugs produce changes in the personality. I can’t take drugs. I have never bought drugs but I love listening to rock music, metal. Anyway, my only drug is the beer. It is flavorful and addictive. As for me, the government does not have any solution to stop this problem. The consequences are heavy. Nowadays, I do not see results, every day I see a country with different problems. Drugs are a substance that are used to get obtein enjoyment. Futhermore these drugs produce changes in the personality.For example rude attitude, angryness, pushy, disrespectfulness.


The person does smokes drugs does not feel anything but when the moment passes they are pretty crazy and dangerous for the society. Sometimes, they need to steal to get more drugs. Smoking for many people is nice. I avoid trying this but I think, this is more a choice. I have no idea why a lot of people love this. However, the troubles are huge exactly in the System and the brain. These ilness are unrepairable. There are places that help people in drugs. A few people get over this crisis. It is a slow process but unfortunately some people continue consuming different drugs and damaging their bodies. On the one hand friends have to do with these problem. I have a friend that changed his life to talk to drug addicts.

In my humble opiniรณn, this is awful but for me and for my partnes it is impossible that my friend recovers but he is OK with me moreover he studies and he is a father. A very young father. By the way bad frinedships are harmful. In my case, I had cigarretes, cannabis in my hands but I have never smoken this. On the other hand, I love to smell tobaco, it smells terrific this is strange. In this topic there are a bunch of consequences like problems in their bodies. Also the people that do drugs lose their family, this is hard but it is the truth. Maybe the girlfriend. These people are a kind of zombies. The face changes, the chest and the legs are very thin. This is a torture for these people when they start to overcome the addiction. From y point of view those people have anemic. I think that our community tries to avoid this problem but there are always results, I mean, zero results.


Lately, some people try to find solutions, it is good like rehabilitation centers, campaigns, presentations, games for relax, anything. Finally, I think that it is not neccesary to change the family, the common habits in our lives just because of stupids things, it is bad I want that the people only listen this genre of music and enjoy every moment without drugs, it is easy, it is not impossible but some people confuse the rock music with other things. In my opiniรณn the music is a thing awesome, you could relaxing, kick off your stress, free your mind of way healthy.


THE R OCK A ND ROLL I S MY FAVOR ITE MU S IC GENRE The rock and roll is my favorite music genre. You can dance it and play it, in a camp. You can play only with a guitar, bongoes and a flute if you want. This genre is very comfortable for all likes. You live a new experience when you play it or sing it with your Friends. This music genre usually is conformed by the drums, guitars, bass and piano. It’s very listened in the USA. In that country the rock and roll was born and this genre was very listened in the 80’s and 90’s .The bands most listened in those years were: Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin and Queen. If you ask me I prefer to listen to it in concerts and when I travel with my Friends. I believe that this genre shows to you what happens in real life and you can have fun with this kind of music.


Queen is a rock and roll band formed in 1970 in London by the guitarist Mercury and the drummer Royer Taylor, with the bassist John Deacon. The band was noted for its musical diversity vocal harmonies and de corporate public participation during their live performances. It’s considered a band of great influence in the development of Rock and Heavy Metal and the band put a Little of Glam rock. Progressive, Rock, Folk, Blues and Pop. They have 15 studio albums, 7 live albums and numerous compilations. And as a curious fact, all Queen members have written a song that has been number one as a single, including the drummer Roger Taylor, who composed Radio Ga Ga and A Kind Of Magic.

Led Zeppelin was a British hard rock group Founded in 1968 by the guitarist Jimmy Page; he included the band at John Paul, Jones as bassist and keyboard player, the vocalist Robert Plant and John Bonham Drummer. Led zeppelin played a Little of blues, Rock and Roll, Soul, Celtic music, Indian music, Folk and the country. It’s the second band with more discs of diamond of the music history just behind the Beatles.


Guns n roses is a hard rock band from United States founded in Hollywood in 1985 and it was founded by Axl Rose and the rhythmic guitarist Izzi Stradlin. The actual formation of the band is conformed by the vocalist Axl Rose, the rhythmic guitarist Richard Fortus, in the keyboard Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese, the drummer Frank Ferrer, in the bass Duff McKagan and the lead guitar Slash. Those last ones are considered the classical members of the band and 23 years later they got together again the band has sold more than one hundred million of albums all around the world. These bands were very influential for many generations of youth, because their songs talk about many problems that the youth has and they were like a voice, thy were a way to express their selves and sometimes to protest about many things sometimes politics as for me is very complete way to express myself and to relax and I like it because it Works for any moment of your life These bands were very influential for many generations of youth, because their songs talk about many problems that the youth has and they were like a voice, thy were a way to express their self and sometimes to protest about many things sometimes politics as for me is very complete way to express myself and to relax and I like it because it Works for any moment of your life



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