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see country and western musiccountry and western music,
American popular music form originating in the Southeast (country music) and the Southwest and West (western music). The two regional styles coalesced in the 1920s when recorded material became available in rural areas, and they were further
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; folk songfolk song,
music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies. These assume that the germ of a folk melody is produced by an individual and altered in transmission into a
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; gospel musicgospel music,
American religious musical form that owes much of its origin to the Christian conversion of West Africans enslaved in the American South. Gospel music partly evolved from the songs slaves sang on plantations, notably work songs, and from the Protestant hymns they
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; jazzjazz,
the most significant form of musical expression of African-American culture and arguably the most outstanding contribution the United States has made to the art of music. Origins of Jazz

Jazz developed in the latter part of the 19th cent.
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; rap musicrap music
or hip-hop,
genre originating in the mid-1970s among black and Hispanic performers in New York City, at first associated with an athletic style of dancing, known as breakdancing.
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; rock musicrock music,
type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock

Essentially hybrid in origin, rock music includes elements of several black and white American music styles: black
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Many Iranians were surprised when state TV announced it would broadcast a concert by a popular singer, Salar Aghili.
BORN SPIKE Lee, US film director, 1957 BRIAN Mulroney, Canadian PM, 1939 VERA Lynn, UK popular singer, 1917, above DIED BRENDAN Behan, Irish playwright, 1964 BRIAN Wilde, English actor, 2008, above LEV Yashin, Soviet Goalkeeper, 1990
The popular singer has made the confession during a holiday in Barbados.
Counternarcotics officers found the man turned to be a popular singer in his home country.
The popular singer, known for tunes such as "Teenage Dream" and "I Kissed a Girl," has been accused of copyright infringement by a group of musicians, including Marcus Gray and Chike Ojukwu.
POPULAR singer Gabrielle is preparing to rise to the occasion when she makes a triumphant return to the North East later this summer.
Another popular singer Abrarul Haq has also entered politics few years ago in Pakistan.
Comedy queen, popular singer and artiste Ai Ai Delas Alas (left) and Kim Idol (on sunglasses) with organisers during the press conference.
The music of sub-continent is ruling in the world and music legends are listened in most of the countries in the world, these views were expressed by the popular singer Salman Alvi on occasion of completion of hundred years of film music in the sixth International Urdu conference here at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.
TRAVEL OFFER Ken Dodd or Joe Longthorne in Blackpool Departs 13 October 2013 2 days from A chance to see either irrepressible comedian Ken Dodd at the Grand Theatre or the perennially popular singer Joe Longthorne at the Viva Showbar and enjoy an overnight stay in Blackpool PS99.
Manama-April-30 (BNA) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa today received at Al-Sakhir Palace Saudi popular singer and composer Mohammed Abdu and bestowed on him the Proficiency Medal in recognition of his lifetime artistic achievements and participation in Bahrain's national events.
POPULAR singer Alison Moyet has announced she is to go on tour again and will perform in St David's Hall in Cardiff on October 20.