world music

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world music ‎(uncountable)

  1. (music, rare) traditional music, as opposed to popular music or classical music.
  2. (music) Music that combines elements from traditional styles from the non-Western world along with modern, popular elements, in order to create something marketed towards Western audiences.


2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 232.


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