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  • Essay On Calypso

    Calypso The rhythmic music of Calypso can be traced to the African slaves whom were brought to work on the plantations of Trinidad. Having been forbidden from communicating with each other, the slaves used songs as a form of expression. They used Calypso, which originates from the West African kaiso. Although colonized by the Spanish, Trinidad also received innumerous French immigrants, and after sometime the British took control over the island. With this vast impact, Trinidad was able to develop Calypso in a unique style. For example, many calypsos were sung in a French-Creole dialect called patois, in which the songs were typically led by a griot to unite the slaves. Calypso singing competitions, held annually at Carnival time, grew in popularity…

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  • Infidelity In The Odyssey Essay

    It invades our media, our news and our personal lives. If you were to take a wager and say that infidelity isn 't as big an issue then you would have already lost by muttering those words alone. Our media seems to have an infatuation with infidelity and I can 't quite grasp why. You hear music all the time about men stealing other mens women and TV shows a lot of the times seem to have a plot point relating to it. One great example of a recent TV show is mad men, where not a single person was…

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  • Personal Narrative: Ogygia

    winged hat in his hand. “Lady Calypso,” he offered. “My reason is not a happy one.” I tensed my shoulders, aware of what he was going to say but further betraying no emotion. “You see,” the god continued. “I have been sent by the Council of the Gods, by Lord Zeus himself, backed by Lady Athena. He demands that you release your prisoner immediately and send him back on his quest. He has overstayed his welcome and must return to the issue at hand.” I slumped in defeat but my voice was…

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  • Steel Drum Music Analysis

    Steel drum music has the ability to move an audience like no other type of music. From the first note, the songs exude a happiness from within each pannist. Even with the slower pieces, you can close your eyes and imagine yourself in a tropical surrounding. The AISD concert, conducted by CJ Menge, which took place April 14, 2012 certainly did not disappoint. The concert was performed in Austin, Texas and featured steel drum bands from seven middle and high schools in the area. The first piece,…

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  • The Importance Of Carnival

    Carnival is a celebration of different colors which converts into beautiful customs, calypso and steel pan music, different forms of dancing, foods, and Caribbean style arts that fascinates thousands of people from many different parts of the world. Trinidad and Tobago carnival is a once a year event with a combination of many different activities. The main purpose of the carnival is to reveal their culture and way of life by bringing everyone together. Trinidad and Tobago is a dual island,…

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  • Jacques Cousteau Research Paper

    adventures. In 1937, he married Simone Melchior, and had two sons, Jean-Micheal and Phillipe. Simone died in 1990, so he remarried Francine Triplet whom he had another son and a daughter. When World War II began Cousteau and his family went to a small town near the Swiss border and secretly continued to do underwater experiments until 1943 when he met a French engineer who he developed the first Aqua-Lung with. The Aqua-Lung allowed divers to stay underwater for a longer period. After this…

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  • The Little Mermaid

    the ascending triplet pattern was performed again, reflecting the beginning of the song. The last note was was held out for very long and gradually resonated with the accompaniment while it also showcased the soloist's use of vibrato. This proved he has air support and was able to continue his pleasant tone quality. This familiar pattern brought a satisfying and end to the solo. Following the solo, the full ensemble performed “Under the Sea.” This wildly proclaimed song has lots of…

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  • What Are The Importance Of Art Essay

    and [created] wannabe starving artists” (Abramson). It is key for children to go to school to find derivatives and learn core subjects, Abramson says, and removing the arts will force these overly-creative individuals that wish to express themselves through art to only focus on academia. In providing creative outlets, supposedly students that are driven by arts related subjects will not learn important facts like Newton’s Laws of Physics and where the Electoral College originated; these…

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  • What Are The Problems Of Church Music

    Abinet Kenore As we are living in the world in which peoples are searching/ looking to find joy, happiness, and recreation from the things, which made them worried, or annexed either by being or doing something. There may be many things, which people try to be, or to do. Music is one of the things, which people have been using it to be delivered from problems, to get joy and to feel freedom either by listening or composing/ being an artist. As I grew and living in the society, who has love,…

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  • The Importance Of Music In Musical Education

    the nervous system to create a better learner and help offset this academic gap”. Often times, music is used for memorization. Teachers have set uninteresting things to music, such as the Preamble, to music so students will remember it. However, setting facts to music is not the only way music increases learning. In a study done by E. Glenn Schellenberg from the University of Toronto at Mississauga, discovered higher IQs in six-year-olds who received weekly voice and piano lessons. The resulting…

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