Music of the month for April: Music from around the World
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Music from around the World
Most of the music that we listen to today is based on Western (European) cultural styles of music that have been adapted by different countries, but using similar instruments, rhythms and forms (ways of putting the music together)
However, our World is massive, and contains a wide variety of non-Western music to enjoy, incorporating different vocal sounds, instruments and approaches.
The music of different countries has a lot to do with the cultural traditions, festivals, dances and lives of the people in those countries. As people began to travel around the world and settle in different places, they took their music with them (to help them feel at home!) This opened up the world of music for everyone to enjoy.
Some examples of popular forms of non-European music are: -
Google some or all of these, and have a listen to how similar some are to Western music, and how very different others are! Do you recognise all of the instrumental sounds? Do all of the music types use instruments? Enjoy!