Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the 20th century. Today, Calypso continues to play an important role in political expression, and also serves as a tool to document the history of Trinidad and Tobago. One of the most popular tunes, Befonte’s Day-0, is a song which talks about the long hours that the workers spent at night loading bananas onto ships.
The Palestinian youth have taken the rhythm of the ghettos of LA and the beats of the streets of Palestine to forge a new musical sub-genre called Palestinian hip hop. This unique genre blends Arabic melodies and Western beats with lyrics in Arabic, English and sometimes even Hebrew. This music has become a form of expression for young #Palestinian musicians to express their grievances with the social and political situation they live in.
A ‘didgeridoo’ is one of the oldest musical instruments till date and originated among Australian aborigines. It consists of a long tube, without finger holes, through which the player blows. It is sometimes fitted with a mouthpiece of beeswax. Traditionally played by men, it is an accompaniment to ceremonial or recreational singing.