popular music genre


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Noun1.popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
disco, disco music - popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
macumba - popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
pop music, pop - music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
ballroom music, dance music, danceroom music - a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
rap music, hip-hop, rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
R and B, rhythm and blues - a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
rockabilly - a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
reggae - popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
skiffle - a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to examine the instruments used in playing this popular music genre.
In celebration of the popular music genre, a variety of events and workshops will take place in the weeks leading up to the October 6 festival, which will be held at the Royal Golf Club from noon to 10.
Jazz has become quite the popular music genre in the Middle East, and along with the passion for it came a number of brilliant Arab jazz musicians.
The currently most popular music genre has found its way to Arabic poems, introducing a new trend in the scene after the genre has already swept Egypt's music atmosphere.
Sofia is not fashion-forward and you will rarely see avant garde or eccentric characters, but looks vary greatly, from chalga (a popular music genre based on Balkan rhythms, associated with simple lyrics and provocative clothes) to sporty and from hippy to hipster.
Umi Vaughan offers a deft and informed treatment of the Cuban popular music genre timba--examining it in terms of musical structure, instrumentation, lyrics, and social context--and concludes that timba remains an important forum for negotiating Cuba's identity both locally and globally.
CHERYL Cole has helped pop single sales enjoy a massive popularity "swing" - unseating rock as the most popular music genre.
LADY Gaga, Cheryl Cole and La Roux have helped pop single sales enjoy a massive popularity "swing" - unseating rock as the most popular music genre.
Cheryl, Lady Gaga and La Roux have all helped pop single sales enjoy a massive popularity "swing", unseating rock as the most popular music genre, according to newly released figures.
She recorded an educational compact disc called "Hip Hop Hooks on American History," embracing the popular music genre.
According to McNally Smith President, Harry Chalmiers who is leading the delegation, representatives from the conservatory contacted McNally Smith after reading about the Hip-Hop program, knowing its students are very interested in the extremely popular music genre.
3), though the popular music genre known as highlife is actually identified with West Africa.

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