Now, in case you ever meet a friend who brags "You can't stump me! I know every music genre!" - be sure to ask them about balakadri - a traditional quadrille music that was performed for balls on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, jaipongan - unpredictably rhythmic dance music from Sunda, Indonesia, or narodna muzika - a style that means exactly "folk's music or people's music" and is widely known in Bulgaria, Serbia and Makedonia.
But we aren't going to troll you like that! Our criteria for inclusion will be that the genre, obscure though it may be, is at least something you might have heard without going out of your way. Be it through a random spin of the radio, overhearing it once at a music store, or having a really geeky co-worker who's a music enthusiast.
Read the complete blog entry on Songfacts.com
8-bit batcave cowpunk crunkcore dementia folktronica mathcore merseybeat oi paisley underground riot grrrl sludge skiffle tin pan alley two-tone zydeco