Jesuit Music during the Reductions

I just found this… here is something in the meantime… enjoy!   What was the impact of music on the Natives in the Reductions in the sixteen and seventeen hundreds   The discovery of the New World hundreds of years ago sparked a necessity amongst Europeans to explore further into the world and deeper into the lands they had already discovered for better or for worse. After analyzing the peoples of these foreign lands, the Europeans set off to establish colonies where they would attempt to trade and establish a government to rule over them, in some cases the Europeans would trade common items, such as flour, in return for Native people that would become slaves working for the Europeans. As the journeys abroad become more frequent, the Society of Jesus saw an opportunity to send missionaries abroad and attempt to evangelize many of the local peoples. To gain attention from the Natives, showing European art and music was found

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Beware Of This Coming Sunday

I’ve been busy trying to see how I’m gonna review this… well… great album. And I’ve got a few videos I’m working on currently, one reflecting the AMA’s so that will be great… just know there will be wholesome content on Sunday. I work three jobs, college, musician, and now writer/blogger so bear with me. In the meantime, my friend drew me and the WordPress customization isn’t working for me so I’ll post it here for now.    

Ghostemane – N/O/I/S/E Quick Review

On Ghostemanes latest release, he wears his influences on his sleeve and shows a bit more of the hardcore side of him. The album is really obscure and fit for spooky season as it contains some dark, ambiance on some tracks. The album flows really well, however, when it comes to the memorability and quality of the track, I’m arguing this is his worst release. Flesh, the single to the album, is arguably the best of the bunch here and mixes well with the Nine Inch Nails inspired production and instrumentation applied throughout the album. It’s also the most memorable and appealable to a majority of listeners who enjoyed his previous material. The rest of the album is a bit messy and seems like filler tracks, with some poor songwriting. Trenchcoat is a good example of this as Ghostemane basically pulls a Gucci Gang here. Overall I’d give this a 4-4.5/10 and I will still be looking forward to what

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Chart Reviews: Mid-October 2018 Top 50

So here is a little series ill be doing every few weeks or so, called Chart Reviews, which will focus on the top 50 songs on the Billboard charts of the week of the post. There will be one every few weeks or every month since, in 2018, the charts don’t really change so frequently and there’s also the fact that I hate, let me repeat myself here, I absolutely despise looking at the charts because of the mass majority of the songs being mediocre to god awful tracks that shouldn’t be where they are. A perfect example is at number one this week, and oh boy I can’t wait to break my keyboard typing that up. No more delaying, run it… At #50 we have Falling Down by Lil Peep & XXXtentacion… I’m so glad this track is falling off the charts. It’s not that I dislike the artists involved but it’s just a really bad track and if

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Influences: From todays underground rap scene to NWA and the Beatles

2018 is dominated by hip-hop/rap music, and there’s no sign of it falling out of the mainstream any time soon as its been on the rise for many years. And with this throne taking genre come the underground scene where artist that don’t receive as much attention are now getting some attention, so much so that some artists have burst out of the underground and into the mainstream. With this being said, artists like XXXtentacion, Lil Pump, and Juice WRLD have taken the charts over and are now some of the biggest names in music, but who inspired this new harsh 808 and ad-lib heavy generation of rappers/artists? When it comes to the “ soundcloud “ scene, many artists that blew up are more dark toned and aggressive, such as $uicideboy$, Denzel Curry, and Ski Mask the Slump God. The major rap influence, especially for more of the metal influenced rappers of someone like Ghostemane or Blvk Svnd, seem to

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