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Definition of the noun World music

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noun

  1. The term world music includes traditional music (sometimes called folk music or roots music) of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians or that are "closely informed or guided by indigenous music of the regions of their origin,"[1] including Western music (e. g. Celtic music). Most typically, the term world music has now replaced folk music as a shorthand description for the very broad range of recordings of traditional indigenous music and song from around the world.

Business

World Music is a record label.

Music

  1. World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition intermingle. World music's inclusive nature and elasticity as a musical category pose obstacles to a universal definition, but its ethic of interest in the culturally exotic is encapsulated in fRoots magazine's description of the genre as "local music from out there". The term was popularized in the late 20th century as a marketing category for non-Western traditional music. Globalization has facilitated the expansion of world music's audiences and scope. It has grown to include hybrid sub-genres such as world fusion, global fusion, ethnic fusion and worldbeat.
  2. "World Music" is an album by American blues artist Taj Mahal.
  3. "World Music" is a musical album of Goat.
    • released on
  4. "World Music" is a musical album of Ahnnu.
    • released on
  5. "World Music" is a musical album of Geoff Keezer Trio.
  6. "World Music" is a musical single of OGYA.

Writings

  1. "World music" is a book by Philip Vilas Bohlman, published on (12 years ago).
    • also known as "World music: a very short introduction"
  2. "World music" is a book by Richard Nidel.
    • also known as "World music: the basics"

Miscellanea

World Music is a television series in the United States hosted by Frances Uku.

  • begun on (12 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for World music

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Google previewSoul Trains (2002)

by Larry Portis

By the end of the 1980s, a new category of musical product began to be marketed: "world music." A mixture of seemingly disparate musical traditions, world music is a commercial recognition of changing tastes and economic conditions.

Google previewWorld Music: A Very Short Introduction (2002)

by Philip V. Bohlman

World music is that music we encounter, well, everywhere in the world. World music can be folk music, art music, or popular music; its practitioners may be amateur or professional. World music may be sacred, secular, or commercial; ...

Google previewPlaying across a Divide (2009)

Israeli-Palestinian Musical Encounters by Benjamin Brinner

World music is a new aesthetic form of the global imagination, an emergent way of capturing the present historical moment and the total reconfiguration of space and cultural identity characterizing societies around the globe. —Erlmann 1996a: ...

Google previewThe World of Music (2016)

Arts, Performing arts by CTI Reviews

World music: World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, quasitraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition intermingle.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music (2012)

by Nicole V. Gagné

This is not the music many of us hear most of the time, such as pop, rock, jazz, or world music. It addresses modern and contemporary music of the type commonly called “classical”—the sort one hears in concert halls, occasionally on the radio, ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

Performance and production. Volume II

The continuing currency of issues which the term 'globalization' does not always seem adequate to address can be indicated by reference to recent debates surrounding two controversial musical genres: 'Euro-pop' and 'world music.

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Small photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - July, 1 2016: support act with Christopher Martin before the concert of reggae singers Gentleman and Ky-Mani Marley at Melkweg during world music festival Roots AmsterdamSmall photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - July, 1 2016: support act with Christopher Martin before the concert of reggae singers Gentleman and Ky-Mani Marley at Melkweg during world music festival Roots AmsterdamSmall photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - July, 1 2016: concert of reggae singers Gentleman and Ky-Mani Marley at Melkweg as part of cultural and world music festival Roots AmsterdamSmall photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - July, 1 2016: concert of reggae singers Gentleman and Ky-Mani Marley at Melkweg as part of cultural and world music festival Roots AmsterdamSmall photo of a pair of earphones placed on a staff drawn on a notepad simulating musical notes, and the text world music daySmall photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - July, 3 2015: concert of african band BKO Quintet at Bimhuis, as part of cultural and world music festival Amsterdam Roots.Small photo of Conversation of young deejay with tablet and modern musician discussing new trends in world music More...

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I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop. (Anita Diament)
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