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ANKAH's "Audio Lounge" is where great music is combined exclusively for your listening pleasure. We have prepared a plethora of music from various genres to demonstrate our depth in music and our pleasure of playing them all for you. We encourage you to browse through our selection of music mixes by clicking on the mix title and start jamming away.
 
If your preferred genre type is not available below, simply send us a NOTE and we will make a special mix for you, (Contact Us).
 
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African Music

African popular music, like African traditional music, is vast and varied. Most contemporary genres of African popular music build on cross-pollination with western popular music, Many genres of popular music, including blues, jazz and rumba, derive to varying degrees from musical traditions from Africa, taken to the Americas by enslaved Africans. These rhythms and sounds have subsequently been adapted by newer genres like rock and rhythm and blues.

 



 

Calypso

A style of music originating in the West Indies, marked by lively duple meter, and having lyrics that are often improvised and usually satirize local personalities and events.The music, which drew upon African and French influences, became the voice of the people, and was characterized by highly rhythmic and harmonic vocals, which was most often sung in a French creole and led by a griot

 

 



 

Dance (EDM)

A style of popular music made using electronics and commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations, shows and raves. It was with the rise of disco in the early 1970's that dance music once again became popular with the public. Disco was characterized by the use of real orchestral instruments, such as strings, which had largely been abandoned during the 1950s because of rock music.

 

 



 

House

A genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. Early house music was generally dance-based music characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines,[2] off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. Compared to disco, house music is more electronic and minimalistic,[2] and the repetitive rhythm of house was more important than the song itself.

 

 

 



 

Jazz

A music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th Century, arguably earlier, within the African-American communities of the Southern United States. Its roots lie in the combining by African-Americans of certain European harmony and form elements, with their existing African-based music. From its early development until the present day, jazz has also incorporated elements from popular music especially, in its early days, from American popular music.

 

 



 

Quelbe

Fungi is the name given to the local musical form of the Virgin Islands, where it is known as Quelbe. Quelbe, the vocal and instrumental style of Virgin Islands' folk music which traces its ancestry to Africa and Europe, and which is a fusion of bamboula rhythms and chants, cariso songs and melodiese.. The name fungi comes from a local dish of the same name.

 

 

 



 

Rap

A music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing.

 

 

 



 

Reggae

Developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that evolved out of the earlier genres of ska and rocksteady. Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues (R&B), jazz, mento, calypso, African, and Latin American music.

 

 

 



 

Reggaeton

A music genre which has its roots in Latin and Caribbean music. It was known as Spanish Reggae or Reggae en Espanol. The genre was invented, shaped and made known in Puerto Rico where it got its name. Reggaeton blends Jamaican musical influences of dancehall, and the Trinidadian soca with those of Latin America, such as salsa, bomba, latin hip hop, and electronica.

 

 

 



 

Rhythm & Blues (RNB)

A type of popular music performed by African-Americans that was developed originally by combining elements of blues and jazz.  popular music typically including elements of blues and jazz. Starting in the mid-1950s, after this style of music contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term "R&B" became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music.

 

 

 



 

Rock n Roll

A genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s, primarily from a combination of African-American genres such as blues, jump blues, jazz, and gospel music, together with Western swing and country music. The term "rock and roll"  refers to the first wave of music that originated in the US in the 1950s and would later develop into the more encompassing international style known as "rock music",  a term simply synonymous with rock music and a culture in the broad sense

 

 

 



 

Soca (Sokah)

A style of Caribbean music originating in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1979, Lord Shorty explained this name as "SOKAH" which is a fusion of Afro and Indo Caribbean musical influences; calypso, soul, cadence, and Indian musical instruments. SoKah was later spelled SOCA, means the 'SOul of CAlypso' and is NOT a fusion of Soul and Calypso as many believe.

 

 

 



 

Twisted Tunes

Like the natural disasters that twist; Twisted Tunes is a compilation of genres placed in a way that's peculiar, strange and not of the norm. Twisted Tunes decsribes our twist of hits collocated simply for your enjoyment and celebration. This collage can be considered somewhat eccentric; maniacal, mad, or psychopathic. Hence the name of the mixes, Twisted Tunes. 

 

 

 



 

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