New York is part of the United States, and its largest city, New York City, is regarded as one of the major centers for music in the world. The music of New York City includes a wide variety of hip hop, soul, salsa, rock and roll, punk, electronic music and pop music. The rest of the state includes places like Albany, Buffalo, and Long Island which have their own scenes in a variety of genres. The state is also home to many classical symphonies, folk groups and religious choirs. .