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  • The History of Broadway Musicals by admin September 30,2013 in History Comments: 0 The history of Broadway itself goes back to the middle of the 18th century, although musicals wouldn’t be born until 100 years later, with The Elves being widely considered Broadway’s first long run musical in 1857. However, The Elves didn’t have the identity of a traditional musical today, so the official title goes to The […] Details
  • The History of Salsa Music by admin September 23,2013 in History Comments: 0 Like hip-hop, salsa music emerged from New York City during the mid-to-late 1970s. However, the genre was actually popular for 30 years prior to that, just without the term salsa being applied to it. The Cuban community in the city, particularly Afro-Cubans, were mainly responsible for its popularity, with mambo bands playing regularly at venues […] Details
  • The History of Dance Music by admin September 16,2013 in History Comments: 0 Like most music genres, dance can trace its roots far back to the beginning of the 20th century. However, it is only in recent years that dance has truly emerged to become one of the most popular musical styles in the world. 1970s & The Birth of Dance Dance music as we know it today […] Details
  • The History of Alto Saxophones by admin August 26,2013 in History Comments: 0 Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone at some time during the 1840s. No one knows the exact date; Sax filed a patent for the instrument in 1846, although there are various accounts given by friends that date the saxophone as far back as 1840. Early Development Sax was a clarinet player, born in Belgium but predominantly […] Details
  • The History of Hip-Hop Music by admin August 19,2013 in History Comments: 0 The hip-hop subculture that spawned hip-hop music was born in New York City in the early 1970s.  Young African Americans living in the city would attend block parties where DJs gained popularity by isolating the percussion elements of popular songs.  This technique was already popular in Jamaica, and was largely credited to Clive Campbell, aka […] Details

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