48th Post: World Music Types

MUSIC CATEGORIES IN OUR WORLD

Music is not only about charting recordings and signing lucrative contracts. This post documents 100s of cool musical performances, many of which will not generate any income at all. I have rated each song’s overall quality of recording (10 being the highest and 1 the lowest possible score).
They come to us from Six Geographical Areas:
Africans
Asians
Carribeans
Europeans
Latin & South Americans
North Americans
African – 21 Music Types
We can learn and appreciate the uniqueness of individual musical styles from the people of Africa.
“Afrobeats
NAIJA 2020
https://youtu.be/LD9vJq__z0s (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
Benga”
Library of Congress (Kenya)
https://youtu.be/Bn4WOvCjoMc (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Chimurenga”
Thomas Mapfumo
(https://youtu.be/ISgeA3yZ-ww) (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Ethio-jazz
Malutu
https://youtu.be/mB5uUEr7pIA (RQ 6)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Gnawa-Ethno-Pop
Morocco
https://youtu.be/bnixGjMhBJE (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
Gwani Blues”
Kararan Al-Quran
https://youtu.be/2mViAfg8uWw (RQ 3)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Highlife”
Guitar LoopFeat MrEq
https://youtu.be/jmwZqp0npBk (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Hiplife”
Kuami Eugene
https://youtu.be/p7rHAeoSbYc (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Inkilanya”
Tuke Pameja
https://youtu.be/Njj4CX4OAMU (RQ 6)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Juju”
Ja Funmi
https://youtu.be/LIO9MjfOo48b (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Majika”
Kitchie Nadal
https://youtu.be/TCrSHkl9E90 (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Mbalex”
Criollo Style Battle
https://youtu.be/8hZO1NprRIc (RQ 3)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot

“Ndombolo”
Dance 2015
https://youtu.be/259ZmdHHeoY (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Palm Wine”
Fela Huti
https://youtu.be/FTIDUPStr2s (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Rababah”
Saiidi Musician
https://youtu.be/xIB7rqnnCho (RQ 5)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Shaabi”
Demugh Tanya
https://youtu.be/-OwUWriR6cE (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Somali Jazz”
Maryann Mursel (documentary)
https://youtu.be/NAlQZfY3gR8 (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Soukoul Rhumba”
Djonasig88
https://youtu.be/LBB9exySesg (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Ubongo Kids”
Decimals are not whole
https://youtu.be/pgkrkk4a1M0 (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Zinlin”
Holy Forest Africa Calling
https://youtu.be/WIA8Jt3aNVs (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Zouglou”
Petit Yode & Enfant Siro
https://youtu.be/_OoTJjMahik (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
Asian – 21 Music Types
Music from India
“Healing Ragas”.
https://youtu.be/TXSb_OIMNQg (RQ 9)
“Tala” by Sarah Geronimo (RQ 10)
https://youtu.be/ahpmuikko3U
Photo credit: Indian Classical Music
Japanese Music
Buddhist Ritual Chants:
https://youtu.be/xxlILylUCRY (RQ 9)
Gagaku (flute):
https://youtu.be/0T1pyZZiBO0 (RQ 10)
Seigaku (Pop):
https://youtu.be/Vc1bOXMNEUE (RQ 10)
Shamisen Girls Ki&Ki (three string “guitars”):
“Tsugaru Jongara Bushi”
https://youtu.be/RcqO0zkyQRo (RQ 8)
Koto “Sadness & Sorrow”:
https://youtu.be/LrQiEXOiEto (RQ 8)
SHAKUHACHI (flute):
https://youtu.be/hmRPECd9Yig (RQ 10)
Photo credit: Tokyo Restaurants Guide
Russian Music
Dudek Armenian Flute:
https://youtu.be/5NnvZ7Yb5OE (RQ 9)
Gulsi Olga Glazova
https://youtu.be/bo8vDU3G12M (RQ 8)
Balalaika Russian Folk
https://youtu.be/tUlIcoqM2UE (RQ 9)
Treshchotka
https://youtu.be/4Y1Er6Pmr4A (RQ 8)
Photo credit: Rochester Institute of Technology
Australian Aboriginal Didgerido
https://youtu.be/nN-542IYoE0 (RQ 8)
Photo credit: Sound Bar
Baila”
Tampa Curhat
https://youtu.be/1iIZFbq9jog (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Bollywood”
Arjit Singh (Hindi)
https://youtu.be/HPkydJOXXNs (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Carnatic”
Arana Sairam
https://youtu.be/spRQEectgB8 (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Chinese Folk”
Work song
https://youtu.be/CBnyu6fYFkY (RQ 5)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot


“Chinese Traditional Opera”
Peking Hello China (documentary)
https://youtu.be/PnMRIzpO4nU (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“C-Pop”
LuHan “On Fire”
https://youtu.be/JKVTNzvniq8 (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Dangdut”
Terbara 2019
https://youtu.be/CSqZB06MgIU (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Gagaku Court”
UNESCO
https://youtu.be/5OA8HFUNfIk (RQ 4)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Goa Trance”
Old School
https://youtu.be/MpnT0rt3ZJQ (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Hindustani”
Bhimsen Joshi
https://youtu.be/SLVf9h2qROU (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Japanese Folk”
Fisherman Song
https://youtu.be/j967wyK7-40 (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“J-Pop”
Baby Metal – Karate
https://youtu.be/knkX4gNW4xU (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“K-Trot”
My Top 10
https://youtu.be/RYiFXYXxKKM (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Punjabi”
San Fer
https://youtu.be/d6zu-_XRv1c (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Rafi”
Antilogy
https://youtu.be/8Q7c3RGmD54 (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Raga Rock”
Folkswingers classics
https://youtu.be/Y8Ne1fPxVNg (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“V-Pop”
Bong Bong Bang Bang
https://youtu.be/BwN3NiZt-PU (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Shuffle”
https://youtu.be/zyoIwHKQF8U
From Tibet
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
Caribbean – 12 Music Types
Calypso”
Trinidad & Tobago
https://youtu.be/JpUh5wUBkbM (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screentrap

“Dancehall”
Best of Osocity
https://youtu.be/jA8yFCRlqXU (RQ 6)
Photo credit; YouTube screenshot

“Mambo”
Latin
https://youtu.be/3SWZIESB8ko (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Mento”
Hill and Gully Rider
https://youtu.be/tCpTkfYVHpQ (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Merengue”
Best of Osocity
https://youtu.be/U0V7ATX_2CY (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Reggae”
Popular songs 2020
https://youtu.be/fH8LyYh5VUM (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Rocksteady”
Studio One
(https://youtu.be/_7hf_saWs_wRQ 4)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Salsa”
Celia Cruz
https://youtu.be/d8kxCB8GMt0 (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Ska”
Gwen Stefani – “Sunday Morning”
https://youtu.be/PiBX-ESFDF0 (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Soca”
Best of Osocity
https://youtu.be/eHW-MspQSEA (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Steel Pan”
Sugar Bum Bum
https://youtu.be/KMoL_NSZbe4 (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Zouk”
Ou Le-Kassay
https://youtu.be/lHT_r_nunvg (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
European – 13 Music Types
Nordic/Norse – Viking Music
“Folkvanger”
https://youtu.be/VHxjyBtKxpM (RQ 9)
“Volur” (Relaxing)
https://youtu.be/rR5tQLix8uw (RQ 10)
Irish Music
Uilleann Pipes
Catherine Ashcroft “Tiamse im’ Chodiadh”
https://youtu.be/P40YOU8ggJk (RQ 10)
Bodhran
Sally Avant “Reel Around the Sun”
https://youtu.be/fulwoGMuV8I (RQ 9)
Celtic Harp
Nadia Birkenstock “A Trip to the Islands”
https://youtu.be/qvyijUMqp_U (RQ 10)
Irish Jig
“Riverdance” (https://youtu.be/HgGAzBDE454) (RQ 8)
Pope Saint Gregory I (590-604 AD)
“Gregorian Chant” Named After Him
Photo credit: Catholic.org

Gregorian Chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant , a form of monophonic unaccompanied sacred song in Latin (and occasionally Greek) of the Roman Catholic Church. Gregorian chant developed mainly in western and central Europe during the 9th and 10th centuries, with later additions and redactions. An example of Gregorian Chant: “Monks of the Abbey of St Ottilien, Germany” (https://youtu.be/ULmiizG5nUI) (RQ 10). Although popular legend credits Pope Gregory I with inventing Gregorian chant, scholars believe that it arose from a later Carolingian synthesis of Roman chant or Gallican chant. Some scholars speculate that it was named in honor of the contemporary Pope Gregory II. Nevertheless, the lore surrounding Pope Gregory I was sufficient to culminate in his portrayal as the actual author of Gregorian Chant.

Gregorian chant has in its long history been subjected to a series of redactions to bring it up to changing contemporary tastes and practice. The more recent redaction undertaken in the Benedictine Abbey of St. Pierre, Solesmes, has turned into a huge undertaking to restore the allegedly corrupted chant to a hypothetical “original” state. Early Gregorian chant was revised to conform to the theoretical structure of the modes. In 1562–63, the Council of Trent banned most sequences. Guidette’s Directorium chori, published in 1582, and the Editio medicea, published in 1614, drastically revised what was perceived as corrupt and flawed “barbarism” by making the chants conform to contemporary aesthetic standards. In 1811, the French musicologist Alexandre-Etienne Choron as part of a conservative backlash following the liberal Catholic orders’ inefficacy during the French Revolution, called for returning to the “purer” Gregorian chant of Rome over French corruptions.

“A – Capella”
Dublin College Trinitones
https://youtu.be/4oeYRpAdf-s (RQ 6)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Celtic Chant”
Melodies from Celtic lands
https://youtu.be/QayTXe_TXh4 (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Drum & Bass”
Mix 2019 Melodie
https://youtu.be/nodB5gqt_mU (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Euro-Disco”
Super Hits 80s and 90s
(https://youtu.be/VwZXj4OD6Tg) (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Flamenco”
Greatest Spanish
https://youtu.be/wPJPmHSxKFc (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
Carmen Amaya – singer (1913-1963)
“Alegrias”
https://youtu.be/BXrSrjSia38 (RQ 7)

Sara Montiel – singer (1943-)
“La violetera” (RQ 8)
https://youtu.be/I1Rll1KKSB8

Ramon Montoya – guitar player (1880-1949)
“Solea”
https://youtu.be/h1SZXTiEshk (RQ 10)

Sabicas – guitar player (1912-1990)
“Fantasia”
https://youtu.be/ZnFtLjQ_rr8 (RQ 9)

Vincent Amigo Girol – guitar player (1967-Present)
“Tees Notas Para Decir Te Quiero”
https://youtu.be/_TzhCp9HNz8 (RQ 10)
Sara BarasSan Fernando, Spain
Flamenco Dance
https://youtu.be/QLnEjHuMFsA (RQ 10+)
Photo credit: Practica Espanol

“Glitch Pop”
Merlinsyoshi
https://youtu.be/bgPYV9dIvd4 (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Grime”
CJ – Whoopty
https://youtu.be/2xWkATdMQms (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Opera”
Must Know Songs Top 10
https://youtu.be/5ZDGPKcEPJ8 (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Polka”
German/Polish Best Of
https://youtu.be/D49URXZhDwU (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Trance”
Best Uplifting
https://youtu.be/iXAbte4QXKs (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
Latin & South American – 12 Music Types
“Bachata”
Best Mix Osocity
https://youtu.be/2T6YMokSM68 (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot

“Balada
Las Mejeres Baladas
(https://youtu.be/AszHKzxqL1k) (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot

“Bossa Nova”

Popular 2020
https://youtu.be/tPFD_LqFFDM (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot

Clara Nunes – singer (1942-1982)
“Fiera de Mangaio” (RQ 10)
https://youtu.be/M-38_POSU1M

Joao Giberto & Stan Getz (1963)
“The Girl from Ipanema”
https://youtu.be/j8VPmtyLqSY (RQ 10)

Edu Lobo (1970)
“Zanzibar”
https://youtu.be/X8SWEZZJnRA (RQ 10)

Vinicius de Moraes (1970)
“La Fusa”
https://youtu.be/HYKxSlFuDVs (RQ 10)

Ivete Sangalo – singer (1972-)
“O Mundo Vai” (RQ 10+)
https://youtu.be/XzD3yaS9nRY

Adriana Calcanhotto – singer (1965-)
“Melhores Musicas” (RQ 10)
https://youtu.be/aQ6ee6wd9gw


Elis Regina – singer (1945-1982) overdose
“Como Nossos Pais” (RQ 9)
https://youtu.be/gdgj1kYqiFI

Antonio Carlos Jobim – singer (1927-1994)
“Stone Flower” (RQ 10+)
https://youtu.be/FWiV_bVawjI

Nara Leao – singer (1942-1989)
“Garota de Ipanema” (RQ 10+)
https://youtu.be/OLGpU2WsDwQ

Caetano Veloso (1994)
“Meia Lua Intera” (RQ 9)
https://youtu.be/GszhZlipskg


Carlos Lyra (2012)
“Primavara”
https://youtu.be/VnyTG_Pp3S4 (RQ 8)

Maria Rita (2012-2020)
“As Melhores”
https://youtu.be/p4manhBE0bU (RQ 10)
“Nao Deixe O Samba Morrer”
https://youtu.be/eaKhlTuhVXU

Ivete Sangalo
“O Mundo Vai” (RQ 10+)
https://youtu.be/XzD3yaS9nRY
“Compas”
Haitian Kompa
https://youtu.be/R-g0pA4Oh5w (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Cumbia”
Obzesion
(https://youtu.be/BGNVOr-LIGE) (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Mariachi”
Happy Mexican
https://youtu.be/C-T100dNZXA (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Mesitzo”
La Braja
https://youtu.be/UBJXyifTT8w (RQ 8)
Photo credit YouTube screenshot
“Ranchera”
Corrido De Juanito
https://youtu.be/pC7a27zE2fs (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Reggaeton”
Besy of Osocity
https://youtu.be/Lby4YZx7x_k (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Samba”
Brazil’s Super Hits
https://youtu.be/dyaMWjtedZg (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Tango”
Astor Piazzella with Gary Mulligan
(https://youtu.be/Urbj-xC9DX4) (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Vallenatto”
Romanticos
https://youtu.be/6tpMJAflZXM (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
North American – 11 Music Types

Hawaiian Music
Photo credit: Pinterest

The all-time best Hawaiian music playlist from KingsHawaiian:

  1. lyggs – Don Ho. (RQ 8)
  2. Local Boys – Na Leo Pilimehana (RQ 6)
  3. Let’s Talk Story – Hawaiian Style Band (RQ 10)
  4. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride – Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu and the Kamehameha School Children’s Chorus (RQ 10)
  5. Na Hale O Naue https://youtu.be/du5G3EC-3Lw
  6. Waika – Brothers Cazimero. (RQ 10)
  7. Flying With Angels – Na Leo Pilimehana (RQ 10)
  8. Kona Red – Ho’aikane. (RQ 10+)
  9. Guava Jelly – Ka’au Crater Boys. (RQ 10)
  10. Home in the Islands – Brothers Cazimero. (RQ 10)
  11. Honolulu City Lights – Beamer Brothers. (RQ 10)
  12. Island Love – Peter Moon Band. (RQ 10+)
  13. Waikiki – Andy Cummings. (RQ 5)
  14. About You – Cecilio & Kapono (RQ 10)
  15. Akaka Falls Hula – Nathan Aweau. (RQ 7)
  16. Take Me Home Country Road – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole. (RQ 9)
  17. Love & Honesty – Hawaiian Style Band. (RQ 10)
  18. I Miss You My Hawaii – Na Leo Pilimehana. (RQ 10)
  19. Waterfall – Willie K. (RQ 10)
  20. Island Style – John Cruz. (RQ 8)
  21. Hele On To Kauai – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole. (RQ 10)
  22. Kokomo – The Beach Boys. (RQ 9)
  23. Shave Ice – Loyal Garner (RQ 10)
  24. Mr. Sun Cho Lee – Beamer Brothers (RQ 10)
  25. White Sandy Beaches – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole. (RQ 8)
  26. Drop Baby Drop https://youtu.be/bsLcnvnAt68 (RQ 10+)
  27. Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u – Olomana. (RQ 10)
  28. Maunaleo Keali’i Reichel (https://youtu.be/u8L_sNPxLag)
  29. E O Mai – Keali’i Reichel (RQ 10)
  30. Better Together – Jack Johnson (RQ 8)
  31. Spirits in the Wind. (https://youtu.be/GeR1KazrHgA)
  32. Lei Pua Kenikeni – Mark Yamanaka (RQ 6)
  33. The Pina Colada Song – Escape. (RQ 10)
  34. Little Grass Shack – Melveen Leed. (RQ 4)
  35. Bubble Toes – Jack Johnson (RQ 8)
  36. Fish and Poi – Sean Na’auao. (RQ 10+)
  37. Menehune Beach Bum Boogie – Imua (RQ 10)
  38. Back to the Island – Leon Russell (RQ 10)
  39. Blue Hawaii – Elvis. (RQ 10)
  40. I’ll Remember You – Kui Lee. (RQ 10)
  41. Mermaid – Train. (RQ 10+)
  42. Kanaka Wai Wai – Olomana (RQ 10).
North American Indian
Navajo Happy Song”
https://youtu.be/DkWsToBM-Cs (RQ10)
Photo credit: Come Together Songs – Hagara Feinbier
“American Folk”
The Darlings
https://youtu.be/oELWmTVR_j4 (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Bluegrass”
The Dead South
https://youtu.be/B9FzVhw8_bY (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Blues”
30 Greatest Artists
https://youtu.be/HR6YqzNycuE (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Canadian Folk”
Breche-Grandir
(https://youtu.be/gzi1zFyPuMw) (RQ 8)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Gospel”
Rev. Milton Biggham
https://youtu.be/ifFNqwlEN7w (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Industrial”
Pete Seegar
“American Industrial Ballads”
https://youtu.be/8jfDljUZSOc (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Rock & Roll – Rockabilly”
100 Best
(https://youtu.be/ACWCj0Be2vA) (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot

“Swing”
Speakeasy Three
“When I Get Low, I Get High”
https://youtu.be/acb-js00c40 (RQ 9)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Tjano”
Puro Party
https://youtu.be/O17Kc8RXPxU (RQ 10)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot
“Zydeco”
Louisiana Creole
(https://youtu.be/MJQw4DaXBUU) (RQ 7)
Photo credit: YouTube screenshot