Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Premium Styles: Reggae Jam and Hip Boogaloo!

This week's new Premium Style files are perfect for the season. The weather is warming up and dreams of summer barbecues, bike rides, and beach parties are getting closer to reality every day. Every season has a soundtrack, and it's hard to think of spring and summer without Reggae grooves, and Latin rhythms that are so synonymous with the sun and sand of tropical beach destinations.

If you can't get away to paradise just yet, you can start getting ready for your next outdoor summer performance with the new Hip Boogaloo and Reggae Jam Premium Styles from Yamaha!

You really can't talk about Reggae music without talking about Bob Marley. The Wailers,
(a band featuring Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer) successfully made the transition through Ska and Rocksteady music before becomming one of the most quintessential Reggae groups of all time. The Reggae Jam Premium Style is inspired by one of Bob Marley and the Wailers biggest hits: "Jamming", though it is extremely versatile in the Reggae genre. This Style features electric piano, warm organ, and vintage guitar sounds so you can jam along!

Boogaloo is a Latin music genre that was popular in the US in the 1960's. This style of music was born in New York City when R&B and Soul music was mixed with Mambo and Son Montuno grooves. The biggest Boogaloo hit from the 60's was "Bang Bang" by the Joe Cuba Sextet. The Hip Boogaloo Premium Style captures the rhythm and pairs it with bright piano, jazz organ, and saxophone voices!

The New Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively through Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

~ Drew