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Asian

Asian music is subdivided into regionally coined musical trends and conceptual arrangements. Chinese music relates on the one hand to the Han Chinese, on the other to various ethnic minorities in the People’s Republic of China. Outside the mainland, people from Chinese origin also produce Chinese music with traditional Chinese instruments or in Chinese language.

From Chinese documents dating to the early periods of Chinese civilization, there are indications of a well developed music culture already in existence during the Zhou dynasty (256 B.C. – 1122 B.C.). Part of the present Chinese cultural scene is based thereon. Traditional Chinese music is quite popular. Annual events such as the Midi Modern Music Festival in Peking attract tens of thousands of attendees. There was also the Snow Mountain Music Festival (Chinese version of Woodstock) back in 2002 in Yunnan province.

The Japanese word for music is ongaku, which combines the Kanji words “on” (=sound) and “gaku” (=to enjoy). There are several forms of traditional Japanese music. There is Shomyo , or rather Buddhist hymns, and Gagaku, or rather orchestral court music from the Nara and Heian periods. Gagaku is a type of classical music that was performed at the imperial court. Kagura-uta, Azuma-asobi and Yamato-uta are endemic repertoire. Togaku and komagaku come from the Chinese Tang dynasty and spreads over the Korean peninsula to Japan. Furthermore, it subdivides into gagaku ensembles (instrumental music) and bugaku (a dance accompanied by gagaku).

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Uptempo Indian track with Indian slide guitars and strings. Very exotic sounding. The track features a free-tempo start, then percussion and bass enter at 0:20. Full-on drums enter the third time through, to give the track an additional lift. There's also an alternative 'no free-tempo start' version which skips the free-tempo opening part and goes directly to the main rhythmic part.

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Jaipur Express

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Uptempo Indian track with Indian slide guitars and strings. Very exotic sounding. The track features a free-tempo start, then percussion and bass enter at 0:20. Full-on drums enter the third time through, to give the track an additional lift. There's also an alternative 'no free-tempo start' version which skips the free-tempo opening part and goes directly to the main rhythmic part.

7 tracks, not registered with a PRO
4 tracks, registered with a PRO


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