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"World" (or "World Music") is a controversial classification often used in music marketing to easily discriminate different music from the anglophone genres (and even traditional anglophone Folk genres from more popular styles such as Rock, Pop, Jazz and Electronic music).

The term can thus encompass all the music ever created, from traditional African drumming and the extended qawwali singing of Pakistan's Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan through to rock'n'roll from Italy or Brazil. Indeed, as even the United States has its… read more

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  • Just meant to be a catch-all category. Stupid to tag artists as such when we already have tags for "son", "mali", etc.
  • not really
  • offensive term
  • Music-produced-by-people-of-a-different-ethnicity-I-like-to-listen-to-it-while-having-conversations-about-organic-cheeses-my-nephew-"creates.
  • Don't miss this one t0o, https://youtu.be/swDaC3pnieQ
  • I prefer to use the term "Ethnic Music."
  • MÚSICA SOUND November 12, 2014 Tomar el té en la India, un whisky en el desierto, fumar algo en Jamaica, comer ostras en Bretaña, perderte en Granada, montar a caballo en Mongolia, jugar a la play en Japón, volver a fumar algo en Marruecos,hacer el amor en la selva africana, perderte en la sabana, tomarte una pinta en Irlanda, mascar coca en Perú, invitar a tu pareja a un roncito en Cuba, volver a Jamaica …. Y todo sin salir de casa con esta lista que no es de una agencia de viajes. http://playlistspotify.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/musica-sound/
  • the alternative would be 'foreign music' and no one wants to say that.
  • "lol. Isn't every music produced ever world music, as it was produced somewhere on this world? Pretty pointless." I think you missed the point.
  • AFRICAN MUSIC. Centrada fundamentalmente en el África negra, la lista recorre sonidos llenos de ritmo, ternura, espiritualidad y, como no, reivindicación política. Canciones del gran Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Malatu Astatke, el afro-beat, los sonidos de Etiopía, etc. A spotify list: http://playlistspotify.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/african-music/

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