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Music Genre

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably.

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History of The Music Genre Letkajenkka / Letkis
... The music genre that became popular and the dance craze was at its hottest during 1963-1965 ... The music genre is based on the idea of performing Jenkka music using non-traditional instruments ... Traditional instruments for playing the Jenkka, a Finnish traditional music genre and dance, also described as folk dance, are instruments such as the violin and accordion ...
Burnt Hair Records - Music Genre
... The space rock music genre has British roots from the 60s and 70s with bands such as Pink Floyd ... The genre saw a revival in the 1990s including regional music scenes and grass roots interest that developed into small independent record labels in various countries ... recorded on 2, 4, and 8 track tapes, the music was also traded among college students in a wired world ...
Music Genre - Emergence of New Genres and Subgenres - The Originality of New Genres and Subgenres
... What constitutes a genuine fusion between genres and what is merely the influence of one genre on another is debatable, as is the level of originality needed to create a completely new genre ... But some genres, such as rock music, are certainly distinct from their predecessors ...
Appropriation (music) - History of Appropriation in Western Music
... Cultural appropriation in Western music as a cultural/economic phenomenon is inextricably linked with the invention of sound recording and the development of the international recording industry, but the ... among indigenous peoples and their musical genres, such as the Urarina of Peruvian Amazonia who face many challenges in the face of globalization and the forces propelling cultural ... Since at least the Renaissance, musicians, composers, music publishers (and, in the 20th century, radio stations and recording companies) have been part of a wide-ranging and continuous process of cultural ...
Sasha Sokol - Biography - Solo Career
... Her first single was "No Me Extra├▒a Nada", which was released with a music video ... which was chosen as the theme song for the music magazine Eres ... Rivera among others, released two soundtrack albums with music from the series ...

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