Search this website:
 

This web page location:

home page  >   Music and Dance  >   Popular Music

Music and Dance

Popular Music

musical comedies, social identity, blues music, western music, rock music

Deeper web pages:

>  Development in America

>  Early 20th Century

>  1950s and 1960s

>  1970s and 1990s

>  Current Trends

>  World Popular Music

Popular Music, music produced for and sold to a broad audience. Types of popular music include jazz, music from motion pictures and musical comedies, country-and-western music, rhythm-and-blues music (R&B), rock music, and rap (or hip-hop). Shaped by social, economic, and technological forces, popular music is closely linked to the social identity of its performers and audiences. Early musical styles were also very influential in shaping popular music.

Contributors

Waterman, Chris, B.Mus., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles. Author of "Juju: A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music" and other publications.



Article key phrases:

musical comedies, social identity, blues music, western music, rock music, musical styles, motion pictures, rap, jazz, rhythm, country, audiences, performers, hip-hop

 
Search this website: