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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'Rap is fast becoming the most popular music genre among the youth.
On top of that, what made even more proud was the fact that qawwali is being recognised as a popular music genre all around the world.'
Art students from Bahrain University will do live sketching on November 22 while the Qalali Band will perform the popular music genre, 'Fjiri', at a traditional musical evening on November 29.
Abu Dhabi: An upcoming six-week programme on Korean pop music -- K-Pop -- is being organised in Abu Dhabi by the Korean Cultural Centre, giving residents the opportunity to learn about the popular music genre.
Think about any popular music genre and along with the tunes you'll hear, you'll picture fashion styles, too.
In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to examine the instruments used in playing this popular music genre. During the press conference, the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara, said; "It is our utmost pleasure and gratitude to host the European Jazz Festival for the fourth consecutive year at the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara, the valley of cultures.
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.
The name was inspired by Milonga, the popular music genre that originated in Argentina in the 1870s.
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.
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.

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