It is difficult to determine what Asian music is because this genre is very diverse in nature. The music of the Asian continent is divided into regions, and also in some countries. The culture of each region followed by cultivation particular country has created a large number of musical genres in Asia.
Asia is divided into five regions: Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia. Each region is home to several countries all have distinct, unique musical trends. Throughout the centuries, history has shaped the formation of the music in each Asian country. Instead of referring to the Asian music today as a whole, we now call specifically for each country: ie Thai music, Chinese music, or Mongolian music. Read the rest of this entry »