Q205049

World Music Bands and Artists List : Vote for your favorites.

 World Music Bands and Artists  List : Vote for your favorites.

World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, quasi-traditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition intermingles. 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".

This other folk music that does not follow "North American or British pop and folk traditions" has been given a catch-all term "world music" by music industries in Europe and North America. The term was popularized in the 1980s as a marketing category for non-Western traditional music. It has grown to include subgenres such as ethnic fusion (Clannad, Ry Cooder, Enya, etc.) and worldbeat.

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    Ofra Haza
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  2. 7
    Bonga
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  3. 9
    Oregon
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  4. 12
    Kroke
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  5. 14
    Rim Banna
    123
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  6. 19
    Gontiti
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  7. 24
    Te Vaka
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  8. 26
    Savuka
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  9. 36
    TaRuta
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  10. 40
    Ed Mann
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  11. 42
    Yakuza
    52
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  12. 43
    Xera
    52
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  13. 46
    Niyaz
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