Latin America Rewind

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This is a brief overview of the musical history of Latin America.

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  • Latin America
    Rewind
  • Pre-Columbian People
    Maya
    Aztec
    Inca
  • Cultural Achievements
    Religion
    Architecture
    Math
    Music
    Poetry
    Medicine
    Calendar
    Art
    Dance
  • Pre-Columbian Music
  • Pre-Columbian Instruments
    Conch Shell Trumpet
    Log Drum
    Huehuetl
    Quena
    Panpipes
  • Pre-Columbian Music
    Music, dance, and poetry were interconnected.
    Music was used for religious ceremonies.
    History and culture were preserved through song.
    Musicians were highly privileged and receive specialized training.
    No written system of musical notation.
    No string instruments.
  • 1492
    Columbus makes his first voyage to the New World.
  • 1521
    Cortez conquers the Aztecs.
  • Spanish Colonization
  • Mestizo Music
    • Ballad singing
    • Expressive dance
    • Sophisticated drums
    • Syncopated rhythms
    • String instruments
    • European harmony