ARC’s Music Genre Catalog is an online version of our database defining more than 3,150 distinct styles/genres of pop music worldwide. A wide variety of dance forms that have created a unique musical accompaniment that evolved into a genre/style are also included, such as samba, waltz, twist, etc… This authority file helps us characterize, without limiting, our catalogued collections, informing our subject headings as well as facilitating specialized research and general inquiries. Our goal is to have the first iteration of this db up an running in fall 2014. Here’s the first version of 114 genres in our ‘A” list.
|A rhythmic a cappella songs of the Garifuna people of Central America.
|Asian Indian simple devotional song in any raga, originating in Marathi.
|India: Asia Song
|In older forms of Indian Classical music, like dhrupad and dhammar, abhog describes the third section. Not common today.
|A invented name for the Latinette rhythm used by Stan Kenton on his Cuban Fire! LP, 1956.
|afro cuban rhythm style syncretic Cuba Caribbean
|Dance style/music from coastal region of the Ivory Coast.
|Ivory Coast West Africa
|style Ivory Coast West Africa dance traditional
|Song form used by cowboys in Brazil’s arid northeast (sertão) to herd cattle. Loose melodies consist of yelps, commands and expostulations, lyrics having never developed.
|Brazil South America
|style song form Brazil rural South America chant early 20th c.
|Australia Eurasian pacific
|Australia Eurasian Black native rock folk Pacific
|Purely abstract non-representational Classical form that insists on making no references to any of the arts or nature.
|One of the many fleeting terms to describe rapidly evolving rap music, usually with a focus on themes eschewing gangster ethos, racial plight and urban themes.
|Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, DJ, Electronic, USA, Black, Urban Dance
|Chilean popular dance no longer performed. Lit., “little grandpa”.
|Chile South America
|form dance Chile South America style