Definition of world beat in English:

world beat

Syllabification: world beat

noun

Western music incorporating elements of traditional music from any part of the world, especially from developing nations: the booming sounds of world beat in the background
More example sentences
  • A typical Tri-Continental show features elements of blues, world beat, folk and Celtic music brought together by these three talents who have created a common musical ground that is truly greater than the sum of it's parts.
  • World music, world beat, or fusion as it's known to some, is fast becoming the language of every country's musical tongue.
  • Roughly 40 per cent of the show is new material, the music has caught a world beat and the lighting's even more high-tech.

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