Starbucks Been There Ornament Louisiana 2 mug

Been There Ornament – Louisiana 2

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Starbucks Been There Ornament – Louisiana 2 introduces subtle changes to the existing release. The easiest way to tell two versions apart is to look at the group of three musical notes next to the tiny Starbucks coffee cup. The new version has all of the notes to the right of the cup, while the old version had one to the left and two to the right.

Other changes include:
– an additional musical note on the back of the mug;
– one of the mosquitos is gone and the other one changed the place (so two versus three in total now);
– two sets of flowers are removed;

Additionally, I am only seeing the “made in China” version of the new ornament, it can be identified by the glossy string.

Along with the musical notes I can see at least three musical instruments in the design and this is not a coincidence. Louisiana’s musical heritage is a vibrant variety woven from a diverse array of cultural influences, including French, Spanish, African, and Native American traditions. Louisiana’s music styles are as diverse and colorful as the state itself, reflecting a rich tapestry of cultural influences.
Cajun music, originating from the Acadian settlers of French ancestry, features lively accordion and fiddle-driven tunes that celebrate the region’s rural roots.
Creole music, blending African, French, Spanish, and Caribbean elements, encompasses genres like zydeco, known for its infectious rhythms and use of instruments like the accordion and washboard.
Blues music, with its soulful melodies and emotive lyrics, resonates deeply in Louisiana, especially in cities like New Orleans.
Jazz, born in the Crescent City’s vibrant neighborhoods, continues to evolve, embracing traditional Dixieland sounds alongside modern innovations. The saxophone plays a prominent role in jazz bands. It’s often featured in performances ranging from traditional jazz to more contemporary styles.
Gospel music, with its powerful vocals and uplifting messages, echoes throughout Louisiana’s churches and communities, embodying the spirit of faith and resilience.
From the swamps to the city streets, Louisiana’s music styles weave together a tapestry of sound that is as diverse and dynamic as the people who call the state home.

With that being said, I am not exactly sure including banjo in the design was the right choice, as it is not traditionally as prominent in Louisiana’s music. I would rather designers incorporate fiddle or guitar, that would make much more sense.

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