World music

The term “World Music” has been credited to ethnomusicologist Robert E. Brown who coined it in the 1960s. The term became current in the 1980s as a marketing/classificatory device in the media and the music industry, and it is generally used in a discriminatory and problematic fashion to classify any kind of non-Western music, even including some Western styles such as Celtic Folk music. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Cesária Évora

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Thursday 7 August 2014
Chase Rice
Justin AdamsConcert
District Square
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
Debo BandConcert Museum of Fine Arts
Boston MA, United States
42.339934 -71.094611

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Tuesday 16 September 2014
Youssou N'DourConcert Memorial Hall
Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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Salif KeitaConcert The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA, Boston, United States
42.373966 -71.121272
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Saturday 4 October 2014
Al Petteway & Amy WhiteConcert Jammin' Java
Vienna, Washington DC, United States
38.904109 -77.261017
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  • LeCoinNawak

    Weird to find Dead Can Dance here. Aren't they a darkwave band in the first place?

    25 days ago
  • carstensen1981

    I prefer extraterrestrial and Martian music. Can someone please delete this derogatory tag?

    May 2014
  • saredemba

    Bienvenue dans le vaste univers musical de CERISE FM. Online Broadcast from 17h from Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12h (French time) . 20h-03h special ethno world Music program.!/profile/Saredemba/24683562/broadcast

    April 2014
  • RajhinLXXXVI

    This should not be a tag. [2]

    February 2014
  • Alicenonsense

    This should not be a tag.

    October 2013
  • KeltisKiani

    i have so much to give to the whole world

    October 2013
  • jynx

    > I don't know any music, that isn't from this world.... Oh my, there's plenty ▼ ◀ ◣ ;) Look, I'm a lefty, but the description is daft. It just means music from around the world, i.e. not the countries where the term was first used. It's over-broad, but then so're "electronica" and "rock". "Colonial", my foot (else it might be colonic).

    August 2013
  • johndavidfrance

    but which world

    June 2013
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