Jazz Musician: Lionel Hampton

Jazz Musician: Lionel Hampton One great jazz musician was Lionel Hampton. Lionel was a bandleader, actor, jazz vibraphonist and percussionist. He has worked with other famous jazz musicians such as Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones and Charlie Parker. Lionel was raised by his grandmother in the south before he relocated to Chicago. In the 1920’s he […]

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The Romantic Tango

The Romantic Tango Everyone knows the tango is one of the romantic types of dance ever created. The tango is a dance that can stand on its own in terms of technique and intricacy, but to separate it from its cultural milieu is to dilute its power. The tango is also the glamour of the

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Reggae Dance Halls

Reggae Dance Halls Reggae dance halls become very popular in the 1980’s. The music had been around for more than a decade and some smaller dance halls already existed. As the disco era was coming to an end, many club owners decided to change the type of music they offered. One of the main choices

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