Definition of world music in English:

world music

Syllabification: world mu·sic


  • 1Traditional music from the developing world.
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    • I love pop music, I love world music, I love opera, so I want to do many things, and I don't hesitate to do them.
    • Say what you will about sitar music or world music in general, but without a doubt, Ravi Shankar is a superstar in his own right.
    • All of these ingredients - traditional songs, world music - in Italy encountered a series of blocks.
  • 1.1Western popular music incorporating elements of traditional music from the developing world.
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    • He heads the world music department at Rotterdam Music Conservatory, the Netherlands.
    • Combining the centuries-old traditional music he grew up with in Senegal with Western pop sounds, Maal is a world music superstar.
    • Check out the world music section in a record store here, for instance, and you will find albums by pop groups from Taiwan.

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