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: Azam Ali

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Justin AdamsConcert Wild Bull Saloon
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
42.292081 -85.580007
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Saturday 25 October 2014
Red BaraatConcert (le) poisson rouge
New York, United States
40.728495 -73.999835
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Friday 14 November 2014
Diego El CigalaConcert Berklee Performance Center
Boston, MA, Boston MA, United States
42.347005 -71.087424
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Friday 21 November 2014
Dehli2Dublin
Dehli2Dublin, Non Stop BhangraConcert
The New Parish
Oakland, San Francisco, United States
37.807775 -122.272736

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  • wacreans

    DJ Gami.K produced "Zen Hop" in new musical genre. http://wacreans.com/ Zen Hop is meditation zen music include hip hop, trip hop, ambient, ethnic, abstract, downtempo, chillout. We are conducting a campaign to promote our free download. Relax and enjoy.

    August 2014
  • LeCoinNawak

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

    July 2014
  • 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. http://grooveshark.com/#!/profile/Saredemba/24683562/broadcast https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cerise-FM/304582356360285

    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
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