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Radiooooo Lets You Browse Popular Music Across Time And Space

From bossa nova to big band, if it was on the radio, it's here.

Last updated on October 9, 2014, at 2:32 p.m. ET

Posted on October 9, 2014, at 2:32 p.m. ET

Radiooooo is a brand new site with a terrific little concept: Click on a year, in decade increments from 1900 to present day, and click on a country anywhere in the world, and the site serves you a popular song from that time and place. It started as an Indiegogo project nearly a year ago.

So if you click on 1920 and "United States", you might get a 17-piece big band; if you click on "1960" and "Brazil" you might get bossa nova; if you click on "Now" and "Canada", you might get Arcade Fire. Or Justin Bieber :-(.

It's quick and incredibly easy way to experience music as both a global and a temporal phenomenon. I'm typing this up listening to some gorgeous Malian blues by the Touareg singer Abdallah Oumbadougou, an artist I would never have discovered otherwise.

This is a great project that is worth your time on this slow, sleepy Thursday afternoon. Give it a listen.

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