• HondurasPhoto of Honduran music

    Honduran music

    The music of Honduras is very varied. Punta is the main rhythm of Honduras with other sounds such as Caribbean salsa, merengue, reggae and reggaeton, all of them very widespread, especially in the north, even the Mexican rancheras that are heard in the interior of the rural part of the country.. Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, is an important center for modern Honduran music, and is home to the National School of Fine Arts, located in Comayagüela. There is also a National Symphony Orchestra of Honduras. Honduran folk music is played with the guitar, marimba, and other instruments. Popular folk…

    Read More »
  • GreecePhoto of Music of Greece

    Music of Greece

    The music of Greece is as diverse and celebrated as its history. Greek music is divided into two parts: traditional Greek music and Byzantine music, with more oriental sounds. These compositions have existed for millennia: they originated in the Byzantine period and in Greek antiquity; there is a continuous development that appears in language, rhythm, structure and melody. Music is an important aspect of Hellenic culture, both in Greece and in the diaspora. In ancient Greece, men used to do choirs for fun, celebration, and spiritual reasons. Instruments included the double-reed aulos and plucked string instrument (such as the pandura),…

    Read More »
  • RussiaPhoto of Russian music

    Russian music

    Russian music denotes music produced from Russia and/or by Russians. Russia is a large and culturally diverse country, with many ethnic groups, each with their own locally developed music. Russian music also includes significant contributions from ethnic minorities, who populated the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and modern Russia. Russian music has had a long history, beginning with the ritual folk songs and sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church. The 19th century saw the rise of acclaimed Russian classical music and, in the 20th century, the great contributions of various composers such as Igor Stravinsky and Soviet composers, while…

    Read More »
  • KoreaPhoto of Korean music

    Korean music

    Korean music is a mix of Chinese and Japanese influences and indigenous elements. Although it was primarily an independent state (except during the colonization of the Mongol Empire or a dependent state of the Chinese Empire for a short period of time and finally during the colonization of the Japanese Empire in 1910), Korea has been divided into two since the War of Korea, but its traditional music and culture remain the same. The only difference comes from the western capitalist influence on modern music in the South, and the western communist influence in the North. Korean traditional music (gugak)…

    Read More »
  • IndiaPhoto of Hindu music

    Hindu music

    Hindu music is, in its various forms, the expression of a very extensive tradition which, although divided in part by the breakdown of the colonial system, remains the music of a subcontinent made up of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.. Despite linguistic or religious differences, the same type of music can be found across political borders. If its knowledge in the West progresses both in its learned form (the ragas) and in lighter genres (especially film music), a little-known part remains: the immense field of folk music, each region with its own style and instruments, or even castes…

    Read More »
  • CanadaPhoto of Music of Canada

    Music of Canada

    The music of Canada has reflected the various influences that have shaped the country. Indigenous peoples, the Irish, the British and the French have all made unique contributions to Canada’s musical heritage. The music has been heavily influenced by American culture due to the proximity and migration between the two countries. Since the French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrived in 1605 and established the first permanent Canadian settlements in Port Royal and Québec in 1608, the country has produced its own composers, musicians and ensembles. The Canadian music industry is the sixth largest in the world, producing many internationally renowned…

    Read More »
  • FrancePhoto of French music

    French music

    The music of France reflects a wide variety of styles. In the field of classical music, France has produced several prominent romantic composers, while folk and popular music has seen the rise of the chanson and cabaret style. The world’s first known sound recording device, the phonograph, was patented in France by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1857. France is also the fifth largest market by value in the world, and its music industry has produced many artists. Internationally renowned, especially in new song and electronic music. The history of French music dates back to the organ in the 10th…

    Read More »
  • NigeriaPhoto of Nigerian music

    Nigerian music

    Nigerian folk music includes many types of folk and popular music, some of which are known throughout the world. Folk music styles are related to the country’s multitudes of ethnic groups, each with their own techniques, instruments, and songs. Little is known about the country’s music history before contact with Europe, although bronze carvings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries have been found depicting musicians and their instruments. The largest ethnic groups are the Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. The traditional music of Nigeria and all of Africa is almost always functional; in other words, it is done to mark…

    Read More »
  • JapanPhoto of Japanese music

    Japanese music

    The term Japanese music refers to the different genres that are practiced in Japan, both of native and foreign origin. The term “music” in modern Japanese is 音楽 (ongaku), obtained by combining the ideogram 音 (“sound”) with the ideogram 楽 (“music”, “pleasure”). The popular music scene of modern Japan includes a wide range of singers, whose interests range from Japanese rock to Japanese salsa, from Japanese tango to Japanese country. Karaoke, the well-known amateur singing show on a musical basis that takes place in bars and small nightclubs, has its origins in Japan. Japanese music, like oriental music in general,…

    Read More »
  • ItalyPhoto of Italian music

    Italian music

    Italian music includes all musical genres and repertoires composed on Italian territory from the earliest days of music to the 21st century. It covers traditional music from different regions of Italy, from classical music from the Middle Ages to contemporary music, including Italian opera, and different genres of popular music, from variety to techno to hip-hop. going through the rock Italy was, since the Middle Ages, the cradle of classical music with Guido d’Arezzo (musical notation) and Petrarca (the canzonieri of the troubadours), who each participated in their own way in its development. The madrigal of the Trecento and the…

    Read More »
Back to top button