Evolution of western dance music

October 24, 2013  |  Network Visualization

Dance music

A quick animated look on the evolution of western dance music, a mixture and blend of various styles and cultures over time.

To make it easier to trace the threads of music history, we’ve created an interactive map detailing the evolution of western dance music over the last 100 years. The map shows the time and place where each of the music styles were born and which blend of genres influenced the next.

There's a cartogram in the background and lines connect countries and styles. It reminds me of those dance step charts with the feet on them.

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