The “Hurrian Hymn to Nikkal”, found on clay tablets that date back to approximately 1400 BC, is the oldest surviving notated work of music. Funk locations most of its emphasis on rhythm and groove, with entire songs based mostly around a vamp on a single chord. Pictured are the influential funk musicians George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic in 2006.
The earliest material and representational evidence of Egyptian musical devices dates to the Predynastic interval, but the proof is extra securely attested in the Old Kingdom when harps, flutes and double clarinets have been performed. Percussion instruments, lyres and lutes were added to orchestras by the Middle Kingdom.
Cymbals incessantly accompanied music and dance, much as they still do in Egypt at present. Egyptian people music, together with the traditional Sufi dhikr rituals, are the closest contemporary music style to historical Egyptian music, having preserved a lot of its features, rhythms and … Read More