Monday, August 25, 2008

New Orleans: American Experience: Birth of Jazz

Sound is one of the biggest things in a people lives. Honks, dings, and whistles is everywhere. But the best sound that people hear is music. There are many different kinds of music. Rock, hip-hop, alternative, pop, classic rock, etc. In New Orleans, like anywhere else, there is many different kinds of music. Every culture in New Orleans has its own style of music, its own way of playing that style of music. It wasn’t till the 1890’s that “The Big Noise” came about that the people of New Orleans were amused by it. They have never heard anything like it. The African-Americans started the Hot Blues and everyone was mad for it. No one could figure out how the do it. Later on in year many musicians, like Louie Armstrong, brought the Hot Blues around the United States. People loved it. No one knows who or how but the music was started to be called Jazz. It was said that anyone can by a trumpet and play it, but it is nothing like hearing it in New Orleans.

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