Here’s a little game I would like to play from time to time. In this post I’m looking for something very specific that is a recurring theme throughout all of these wonderful songs.

No, it isn’t something painfully obvious like all the artists are from Michigan. Some examples in the future may be like that but today, I’m looking for something specific that if you listen closely it may become obvious.

The clue is that it is something rhythmic that comes from a specific geographic location. I want to know what the catchall phrase is for the rhythm and where it comes from.

Good luck!

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.