The music of Indonesia demonstrates its cultural diversity. The local musical creativity, as well as subsequent foreign musical influences, shaped the contemporary music scenes. Almost each of the thousands islands has its own cultural and artistic history and character, different forms of music, often accompanied by dance and theatre.
Throughout the history, Indonesian musicians were open to foreign influences of various music genres of the world. American jazz was heavily marketed in Asia, and foxtrots, tangos, rumbas, blues and Hawaiian guitar styles were all imitated by Indonesian musicians. As the result, various genres were developed within Indonesian music frame: Indonesian pop, rock, jazz, and hip hop.