From the very beginning, there are various forms of entertainment such as performing, playing, watching movies and shows, listening to music, dancing and even joining the lottery in satta king. The reason why joining the lottery is included is because people like something that give them suspense and excitement.
Dancing is also another form of entertainment especially to people who finds peace in dancing. For this article, the type of dance that will be tackled is jazz. Jazz is known as a way to have freedom, movement and individual expression. It gives emphasis on improvisation and innovation. In addition, it influences even the international culture today. Jazz is being played with its own local flair, on every continent.
During Prohibition and the prosperity of the economics of the 1920s, jazz became the music and soundtrack to parties in underground clubs, called “speakeasies,” where pleasure and fun ruled and outlawed liquor was consumed. Because of its origin in African-American culture, and the places, occasions and activities with which it was associated, jazz initially bore the label of “low culture.” Soon after the World War I ended, people wanted a fresh beginning and rest from the tiring social customs. For the very first time, African-American became a hot topic which helps in elevating the position of the African-American in society. However, this is not possible without the resistance from groups like the Ku Klux Klan, who continued to systematically promote slavery and oppression on African-Americans. Still, the prominence of jazz grew stronger and changed the trajectory of American music forever.
During the 1940s, artists like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg found jazz as inspiration of their own. Beat writers and their contemporaries admired how spontaneous and free jazz is. They even worked together to implement its syncopated rhythms into the meter of their poetry, performing it live with the background music of Jazz.
1920s is known as the Jazz age, and from there, the jazz was the heartbeat of youth culture until 1930s and 1940s. It is known that jazz is responsible for influencing wide array of artists and genres such as rap, pop, soul, and R&B.