An Abridged History of Western Music: “What a Wonderful World” Sung in 16 Different Styles

Joe Sabia, Michael Thurber and Matt McCorkle teamed up to form cdza, a group ded­i­cat­ed to cre­at­ing “musi­cal video exper­i­ments.” They start­ed with a His­to­ry Of Lyrics That Aren’t Lyrics and A His­to­ry of Whistling. Now, nine months into their project, they’re up to their Opus No. 7 — An Abridged His­to­ry of West­ern Music in 16 Gen­res. In a fun three min­utes, they tease apart Louis Arm­strong’s chest­nut, What a Won­der­ful World, pre­sent­ing it in var­i­ous West­ern styles of music. Gre­go­ri­an Chant. Baroque. Blue­grass. Reg­gae. Rap. Punk. The list goes on. Enjoy.

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