The Evolution of Western Dance Music

interactive2 The Evolution of Western Dance Music

Click image to open interactive version (via Thomson Holidays).

This is cool.

Music is a global affair, and this infographic lays that out more interestingly than I ever could using just words. We post a lot of diverse stuff here, but the fact that almost everything is interconnected is sometimes lost in translation. This piece explains that.

I’ve already learned a lot by moving that little dial back and forth for most of today. It’s pretty entertaining. Essentially, it’s a diagram on how music travels across the world, following Western Dance Music – from jazz and blues right through funk, hip-hop and techno to the wide world of niches and subgenres we see popping up all over today. One more time – this is cool. Click the picture to check it out.

  • Mic

    cool stuff, interesting how for a small island in the Caribbean, Jamaica has had a big impact on western music

  • cinlay

    Doesn’t give enough credit to the U.K, very interesting tho.