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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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Other popular songs that were a treat to the audience were 'Over the Rainbow,' 'Quizas' (Perhaps), 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Paparazzi/Fever' and 'Despacito.
Ali, who became a singing sensation in the late '90s, sang his popular songs Aa Bhi Jaa , Aey Subah and Jaaney Kya Dhoondta Hai Yeh Mera Dil , at the concert.
Folk singer Devika KC Gurung performed her popular songs.
In addition to popular songs, Walsh also includes a small number of other media, such as recordings, musicals, and classical works.
After returning to Taiwan, he was invited to work for Kulunmeiya and composed many Taiwanese popular songs for them.
Now the tradition has spread to the cities, but the bands play a very different tune, performing popular songs such as Gangnam Style.
Yagnik began the show with her slow favourite Maine socha na tha and rendered most of her popular songs in her characteristic mellifluous voice.
On August 7, Alan Derrick and Joyce Kench will perform popular songs from Broadway musicals, Italian jazz and much more.
The audience enjoyed the folklore and popular songs with enthusiasm his new Album.
A number of Beatles hits including She Loves You, Let It Be, All You Need Is Love, Hey Jude, Imagine, Jet, Get Back, Woman, A Hard Day's Night, Ticket To Ride, Penny Lane and other popular songs will be played.
The choir's repertoire features popular songs of the 20th and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on pop, jazz, gospel and blues.
The veteran morning-radio host has brought his long-running survey of the week's most popular songs to a Spanish-language radio station and is hosting it in Spanglish.