Music from around the world

At school we have been learning about different types of music from around the world, in class we have made a booklet with facts about different types of music and where it originates from, here are some genres we’ve been learning about

Jazz

Originated in New Orleans around 100 years ago and is a union of African and European music.

 

COUNTRY AND WESTERN 

Started in the early 1920s in Souther USA, its roots came from folk music.  Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were very popular in the 1970s and Taylor Swift is a modern day country singer.

 

PUNK

Started in the mid 1970s in Australia, UK and USA, songs were short and fast based and often about political subjects. Jonny Rotten and Sid Vicous were probably the most well known.

 

SWING

Originated in the USA in 1930-1940s, most famous for this type of music is Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller and Louis Armstrong, people liked it as it had a good tempo for dancing, today Michael Buble is a modern day swing singer.

 

I am enjoying learning about music and can’t wait to find out more.

 

Jessica Clegg 4M

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