Some of the many music genres of the Americas
The music reflects the region's pluri-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the music from this continent has had a near global audience.
(This is in no way every single genre)
In the USA, California is commonly associated with the film, music, and arts industries; there are numerous world-famous Californian musicians. Hardcore punk, hip hop, country, and heavy metal, surf rock, and regional Mexican have all appeared in California.
Traditional Western music celebrates the lifestyle of the cowboy of Western North America. Directly related musically to old English, Irish, Scottish, and folk ballads, also the Mexican folk music of Northern Mexico and Southwestern USA, as well as music created by the Indigenous people of the area. Modern Western music incorporates more.
The American South has a long and rich musical tradition. It is the birthplace of the Blues--a genre that has had a major influence on music ever since--and home to many other musical styles as well.
The genres of Jazz, Rock, Country, Bluegrass, and more have their roots in the South.
The music of the Northeast USA is very influential in the modern era. This region is the birthplace of disco, hip hop, and salsa. The region gets its influences from all over the world, and continues to be a very influential place for music.
Chicago, Detroit, St Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Cleveland are all Midwestern USA cities, and are also very important cities for music. Chicago was a historic center for the blues and jazz scene in the USA, as well as creating other genres of music such as House and Drill.
The region that is Northern Mexico and the the Southwest USA is very influenced by Hispanic culture and music. Corridos, Banda, Tejano, Chicano rap, and other genres reign supreme here. These genres were created with Spanish, Indigenous, Black American, and German influences.
The music of Mexico is very diverse and features a wide range of musical genres and performance styles. It has been influenced by a variety of cultures, most notably the culture of the Indigenous people of Mexico, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
One of the well-known forms of Central American music is punta, created by the Garifunas who live in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Belize. The marimba, a type of xylophone, is perhaps the most important folk instrument of Central America, and it is widespread.
The diversity in musical expressions found in this region (Colombia, Panamá, and Venezuela) can be seen as the result of a mixture of Indigenous, African, and European (especially Spanish) influences, as well as more modern American. Cumbia, one of the most influential genres in Latin America, is from Colombia.
(More regions will be added later to this thread)
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