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: U2

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Friday 6 March 2015
Red Baraat's Festival of Colors
Red BaraatConcert
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA, Boston, United States
42.373966 -71.121272
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Thursday 19 March 2015
Red BaraatConcert Echoplex
Los Angeles, United States
34.077448 -118.260135
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Sunday 12 April 2015
The Idan Raichel ProjectConcert Beacon Theatre
New York, United States
40.780315 -73.981402
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Friday 1 May 2015
Noura Mint Seymali
Noura Mint SeymaliConcert
Johnny D's
Somerville, Boston MA, United States
42.397322 -71.123162

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