Unformatted text preview: 5) Powwow- a traditional Native American ceremony featuring music, dance, food, and sometimes gifts. 6) Peyote- a hallucinogenic cactus ingested by certain Native American tribes during a religious or spiritual ceremony in which one reflects on personal spiritual matters. 7) Swamp pop- term coined in 1960’s, came from the word “swamp popper”. Describes the British pop-like genre that grew out of the American R&B, and rock-a-billy styles from the 40’ s-60, but also had undertones of Cajun and zydeco music. 8) Vocables- non-lexical syllables like “hey”, “hi”, “weh”, “yo”, and so forth. 9) Falsetto- a method used singers in Native American tribes to sing in a very high pitch, sometimes used to enhance the intensity of the music. 10) Zydeco- unique regional music closely related to Cajun music and is most simply described as creolized African American music....
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- Spring '08
- Music, Native Americans in the United States, Zydeco, Cajun music