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CHILEAN MUSIC

Quena is the traditional flute of the Andes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz5_EJnB8yQ and the siku is a traditional Andean panpipe. Ocarina is a common instrument around the world, and in the Americas it dates from the time of the Incas (is used for festivals, rituals and ceremonies). Prior to the arrival of the European conquerors, the modern national borders that make up the ...

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PERUVIAN SOUNDS

The Peru music is a fusion of sounds and styles drawing on Peru’s Andean, Spanish, and African roots. After hundreds years of cultural mixing, there have been created a broad musical landscape over Peru. The earliest printed polyphonic music in Peru, was “Hanacpachap cussicuinin,” composed by Juan Pérez Bocanegra and printed in 1631. Pre-Columbian Andean music was played on drums ...

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BRAZIL, WHERE DIFFERENT MUSICAL STYLES HAVE EVOLVED SOMEWHAT

Brazil has an ancient history, one that is complex and intricate. Unique and original styles (such as samba and bossa nova, sertanejo, troicalia and choro, maracatu, embolada and mangue beat, frevo, axé andlambada). The first registration of musical activity in Brazil comes from the activities of two Jesuit priests in 1549. The native peoples of the Brazilian rainforest play instruments ...

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SCHADES OF MURGA, CANDOMBE AND MILONGA – The wonderful Uruguayan percussive world

The modern field of tango music and dance it was arose in Buenos Aires as well as Montevideo. But Uruguayan music includes a number of local musical forms (such as murga, a form of musical theatre, and milonga, a folk guitar and song form deriving from Spanish traditions). A traditional murga group comprises a chorus and three percussionists and this ...

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MUSIC AROUND CHINESE PEOPLE – Astonishment of poems, emphasized ceremonies and music

Chinese music continues to evolve in the modern times, and more contemporary forms have also emerged, but different types of music have been recorded in historical Chinese documents from the early periods of Chinese civilization. Traditional Chinese music can be traced back 7,000 – 8,000 years based on the discovery of a bone flute made in the Neolithic Age. In ...

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RENAISSANCE MELODIES

The most important Italian musical centers, were those of Rome and Venice. In music even, the sixteenth century was a century of great novelty and intense development, as resented all that complex of ideas and stimuli which is known as the Renaissance. Examining the main musical characteristics of the century (the madrigal and Mass), we observe that they see the ...

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ITALIAN RENAISSANCE MUSIC

The art of music through a happy time in the Renaissance. In the sixteenth century, in fact, the arts and sciences had a period of revival and renewal. Secular music, became important with the development of vocal polyphony, and Italy was the center of those renovations. In several cities they were built of musical activity centers, generating two specific musical ...

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LITHUANIAN MUSIC SHADES – Osvaldas Balakauskas, Penkios dainos

He, a leading figure in the music of his native Lithuania, is currently head of the Composition Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. His music now draws on a variety of idioms, from the medieval to jazz. Osvaldas Jonas Balakauskas is a Lithuanian composer of classical music. He has also distinguished himself as an insightful and accurate ...

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RENAISSANCE MUSIC – The visual echo from a distant mirror

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ITALIAN RENAISSANCE MUSIC – In Epiphania domini, Sebastiano Occhino

The most important music of the early Renaissance was composed for use by the church—polyphonic (made up of several simultaneous melodies) masses and motets in Latin for important churches and court chapels. By the end of the sixteenth century, patronage was split among many areas: the Catholic Church, Protestant churches and courts, wealthy amateurs, and music printing, all were sources ...

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