Genres and Styles of World Music
From Megan Romer, former About.com Guide
- Caribbean Music
- Celtic, European and Judaica Music
- African Music
- Asian and Middle Eastern Music
- North American Music
Caribbean music, particularly that of Jamaica, has become some of the most popular music in the world.
Celtic, European and Judaica Music
From the joyful sounds of klezmer to ancient Celtic ballads, and everything in between.
Africa is a huge continent where tons of ancient traditional music is still being played, and some of the world's most exciting musical innovators are constantly creating new sounds.
Asian and Middle Eastern Music
The sounds of the East are often completely different than those of the West - often even written in different scales and modes, and with a completely different rhythmical feeling.
North American Music
North America is home to many rich traditions of ethnic music; some brought by immigrants, and some native.