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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Latin Beats: A Passion for Life

Latin Music: Medley Fusions
Music is the outburst of the Soul.” F. Delius. The history of Latin music reflects an intricacy that has risen out of centuries of change, a complexity that arose from a fusion of diverse rhythms. Going back 500-years across 3-continents, the origins of Latin music lie in the villages of Africa that echoed with the sounds of ancestral rhythms, bata drums and Yoruba beats. From Africa, to Spain with its heartbreaking ballads and Moorish hints to the passion infused flamenco beats of the Gypsies, Latin music merged with musical influences from Africa, Europe and the indigenous Mayas, Aztecs and others of the Americas. Living in close proximity to each other, enslaved Africans, Native Americans and Spanish colonialists cross-fertilised each others music into a hybrid of creations i.e. the rumba, danzon, mambo, tumba, and more. An exciting fusion and Latin music was never the same, again. "Cuban music is a love affair between the African drum and the Spanish guitar." Unknown Poet.

Latin Music: An Outpouring of Emotions
“…..just as Jesus created wine from water, we humans are capable on transmuting emotion into music”. Carlos Santana. Latin music is an explosion of sound that can get the whole world dancing, it is music that goes back to the tribal celebrations in Africa’s jungles and emerges as the music played at modern day Cuba’s wild carnivals.
Digital Music that is now played in the world’s caliente hot nightclubs and discotheques as people cha cha, salsa, merengue, sizzling out their passions on the dance floor. An emotional baptism as they scorch the dance floor to the fiery beats of Latin music, music dance therapy that clears cobwebs from the mind, lifts the spirits and ignites a passion for living. Undoubtedly, a timeless cure as they shake the booty to Afro-Cuban rhythms and beats that spill from the congas, drums, timbales and Spanish guitars. "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” Beethoven.

Latin Music: A Lasting, Healing Explosion
“God gave us Music that we might pray without words." Quote from outside an old opera house. And, it is not shamans or witch doctors that are recommending musical therapy these days, but doctors, psychotherapists, fitness instructions, who have never before been more vocal about the healing power of music, as they try to restore people to complete mental and physical health. Scientific experiments have found that music can help people suffering from motor disorders and mental illnesses i.e. Parkinson’s, schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder. Across the globe, the ancient people of Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Americas found music to be a form of creative, emotional expression as their body discovered its own rhythms. A discovery that empowered it with an inherent healing ability as music was created, heard or played out on drums or other musical instruments.

As the pressures of the contemporary world over-whelm, the ancient, healing wisdom of our ancestors is being used to treat modern-day stress related ailments.
Dr. Julie Trudeau recommends those below par should don their glad rags and sashay down to a Latin Club to salsa or meringue the night away. Or, put on a CD from the Latin Heartthrobs i.e. the Gypsy Kings, Santana, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesia, et al. "Thank you for that special music that delights those souls that live and dance, olé!"

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