Genres

Home Grown Music offers the latest CD releases from top South African music artists and bands across a range of diverse genres. From kwaito music to South African rock bands, you’ll find an assortment of varied albums available from our online music store. Browse the genres below to find just what you’re after.

29 Genres Found.
  • Acoustic

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  • Acoustic Rock

    A musical genre combining elements of folk music and rock music

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  • Afrikaans

    Afrikaans traditional, classical, rock and boere musiek

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  • Afro

    Traditional African choral, jazz and popular music

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  • Blues

    Secular musical form incorporating a repeating harmonic structure with melodic emphasis on the flatted or “blue” third and seventh notes of the scale.

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  • Breakbeat

    Breakbeat (sometimes breakbeats or breaks) is a term used to describe a collection of sub-genres of electronic music, usually characterized by the use of a non-straightened 4/4 drum pattern (as opposed to the steady beat of house).

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  • Classical

    Western liturgical and secular music rooted from the 11th century to present times

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  • Compilation

    A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or more performers, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes.)

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  • Country

    A blend of traditional and popular US musical forms traditionally found in the Southern United State

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  • Dub-reggae

    Dub is a genre of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.

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  • Dubpoetry

    Dub poetry is a form of performance poetry of West Indian origin, which evolved out of dub music consisting of spoken word over reggae rhythms in Jamaica.

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  • Electronic

    Electronic music is music that employs electronic music instruments and electronic music technology in its production. In general a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology.

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  • Experimental

    Experimental folk, a form of rock music that evolved in the late 1960s and early 1970s

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  • Fingerstyle

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  • Folk

    Generally without amplification

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  • Free Jazz Funk

    Jazz-funk is a sub-genre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat (groove), electrified sounds, and often, the presence of the first electronic analog synthesizers.

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  • Glitch-Rap

    Rapping, also referred to as MCing or emceeing, is a vocal style in which the artist speaks lyrically, in rhyme and verse, generally to an instrumental or synthesized beat.

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  • Hip hop

    African American hip hop and beat-box

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  • Indie

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  • Instrumental - Guitar

    An instrumental album comprising guitar and other instruments.

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  • Jazz

    Western and African jazz styles

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  • Kwaito

    Kwaito, a type of South African pop music with lyrics spoken over an instrumental backing

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  • Nu Jazz

    Nu jazz is an umbrella term coined in the late 1990s to refer to music that blends jazz elements with other musical styles, such as funk, soul, electronic dance music, and free improvisation.

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  • Reggae

    Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rock steady.

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  • Rock

    Heavily influenced hybrid of British and American transcendence from pop, rock is hard driven by drum and guitar

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  • Singer-Songwriter

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  • Ska

    Ska combined elements of Caribbean mentor and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by awalking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat

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  • Trance

    trance music is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s

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  • World

    popular music of various ethnic origins and styles outside the tradition of Western pop and rock music

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