ethnic music

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Noun1.ethnic music - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a communityethnic music - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
schottische - music performed for dancing the schottische
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
C and W, country and western, country music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
gospel singing, gospel - folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
square-dance music - music performed for square dancing
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It's great for audiences, because it shows how global jazz was even from the 1930s and 40s; these are songs composed 80 or 90 years ago which are being kept alive by quality acoustic musicians, musicians who are combining the structure of classical music with the power of ethnic music, of folk and grassroots music.
Contexts and Significance: China's Ethnic Music Education
First of all, there is traditional Greek music called 'Rembetiko', and of course I have rock and ethnic music inside me as well, so my music is a mix of all these.
Amada' combines literature, folklore and ethnic music.
Given the plethora of offerings in classical music vocal repertoire, let alone contemporary commercial and ethnic music, this looks like a long term project.
Every December, the historical churches of Beirut become a place to enjoy the concerts of Beirut Chants, the festival of classic, sacred and ethnic music.
The main components of the project are promoting 1) the inclusion of various communities in the District through education and musical training; 2) tools of employability through training in repair and construction of musical instruments; 3) innovative training in local music or traditional ethnic music to promote national identity.
It was the first time I saw so many ladies dressed to the nines, gathered at the same place, dancing and singing to very unique, ethnic music.
The series will open on Thursday evening with a performance by Quartet Diminished, an Iranian ensemble whose style combines a wide variety of musical trends, from 1970s art-rock to ethnic music and and 20th-century avant-garde and contemporary jazz.
The pair, Emmy nominated for their theme and pilot score for FX's "Tyrant," has long specialized in scores that demand unusual instrumentation, often ethnic music from other cultures, so the addition of pre-Columbian wind instruments, Turkish guitars and toy pianos to this film comes as no surprise.
The issues addressed in this book include the nature of musician cultures, the klezmer tradition in particular; the ethnic music expression; the insider-outsider dynamic in klezmer; the story told by a particular piece of music over time; and the ethnography of a nearly extinct regional musical community.
He took to classical music at an early age and only later branched out to popular and ethnic music.

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