Ethiopian jazz musician and composer Mulatu Astatke had one important goal. He got inspired by jazz music and wanted to promote and actively use Ethiopian music in his jazz compositions. “The Nigerian and Ghanaian people living in London, they were … Continue reading The Album That Documented Ethio-Jazz: Mulatu Of Ethiopia
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and the home of many of its pioneers. New Orleans jazz is a forerunner of the many forms of jazz music we know today. In this article, we will look back at the … Continue reading New Orleans Jazz in a Nutshell: From Bolden to Armstrong
Boogie-woogie is, without doubt, one of the most complex piano styles developed in America. The pianist needs to demonstrate exceptional hand-independence skills and an excessive sense for rhythm and timing to play syncopated right-hand licks and riffs on the left-handed … Continue reading Boogie-woogie: An Invitation to Dance
The sound of doo-wop music was born out of the creativity of the African American youth who dealt with the impact of segregation during its peak in the late 1940s and 1950s. The development of the music had a great … Continue reading The Origin And Influence Of Doo-wop music
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