There are other tuning systems such as degung exclusive to Sunda, or West Javaand madenda also known as diatonis, similar to a European natural minor scale.
The island has produced dance music that has traveled all over the world. Little surprise, then, that Cuban music has deep roots in African ritual and rhythm. By contrast, there is almost no influence from the pre-Hispanic tribes that were effectively obliterated by Spanish colonisation.
They asserted their distinct cultural identities through cult religions. The complex rhythms from these cults are the heartbeat of Cuban popular music.
The physical and emotional intensity of Cuban music comes from African ritual cults. It divides into three main dances: Rumba consists of voice and percussion, including tumbadores, high-pitch conga drum, and palitos sticks beaten against the body of one of the drums.
The vocal parts involve a leader and chorus. It is often played by a pair of round wooden sticks claves. Around the clave, interlocking cross rhythms are created. The basic pattern of rumba informs much Afro-Cuban music. Rumba is generally sung in Spanish. It is played by orquesta tipicas, which developed from military marching bands.
The dances and orquestas were gradually Africanised, becoming the habanera. The Cuban band leader, Miguel Failde is credited to have established the habanera form in the s.
The charanga ensembles thrived for decades, especially in the mids. The Sound of Son Son is the predominant musical force in Cuba and the symbol of the island. Structurally, there are two parts: Sones are centered upon a clave rhythm.
Its success is attributed to the advent of Cuban radio in and the broadcasting of live bands. In the late s, a trumpet was added and the son began to swing. One of the most significant ensembles, Septeto Nacional, began in By the s, Cuban son had become part of the main-stream popular music in North and South America as well as the Caribbean.
Many musicians left country. For Cubans who remained, the US boycott meant a desperate struggle for economic survival. The post-revolution music scene shifted to more local music-making centred on a system of state-employed musicians.
Promising young players were given a Conservatoire training and profesionales drew a state salary. The mids brought welcomed change. Musicians could work freely inside and outside the country.
Successful musicians are among the best-paid professionals on the island. The Son Goes On All of the best-known contemporary Cuban bands and musicians have evolved from the son tradition. The most important twentieth-century son group was Los Van Van.
Adding a trombone, synthesizer and drum, they developed a variant of son called songo. The group Irakere, the first big contemporary Cuban jazz group, took son in a jazz-oriented direction.
NG La Band remain hugely popular and innovative, mixing in rap and jazz. In the s there was an emergence of high profile soloists that are all key figures in timba—contemporary son with hip-hop and salsa influences. Currently, Cuban music scene is now more open than at any time since the s, allowing for continuing development.
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