Traditional Cuban popular music is a blend of Spanish, American, and African musical influences. Explain these influences, and discuss how they came to be present in the music.

Answer all questions according to the word counts using this citation:

 

 

Wright, C. (2013). Listening to music (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Schirmer.

 

Question 1:

 

Traditional Cuban popular music is a blend of Spanish, American, and African musical influences. Explain these influences, and discuss how they came to be present in the music.

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

 

Question 2:

 

Explain the importance of rhythm in West African music. How does this music differ rhythmically from most Western classical music?

Your response should be at least 75 words in length.

 

 

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Explain the six characteristics of traditional music around the world, including traditional African, Jewish, Indian, Islamic, Japanese, Balinese, and Chinese music? How does Western classical music differ from music coming from these places?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

 

 

Question 4:

 

Compare two musical styles based on our recordings: Japanese shakuhachi music and African praise song. Include a brief description of each style, including its musical characteristics and region of origin. Highlight any musical similarities and differences. Describe any responses you have to listening to these examples.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

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