World fusion music is a fusion genre of world music, blending musical traditions from around the world, and possibly mixing them with modern music such as jazz or rock. The term was coined in 1978 and has since become a standard term used in the music industry.

In the book, “Ancient Traditions — Future Possibilities” by Matthew Montfort, leader of Ancient Future, Montfort defines world fusion music as “music that combines ideas from many of the earth’s traditions.”

Some of the early pioneers of world fusion are artists like Enigma and Deep Forest. Today’s world fusion artists are generally more electronic-oriented with examples of that style being Transglobal Underground, Alan Steward
Nitin Sawhney and Talvin Singh

Edited by AlanSteward on 21 Jun 2009, 03:19

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