world beat
noun Date: 1984 world music — usually hyphenated when used attributively

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • world beat — world′ beat n. mad (sometimes caps.) any of various styles of popular music combining traditional, indigenous forms with elements of another culture s music • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • world beat — n. popular, strongly rhythmic dance music of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and, sometimes, Asia …   English World dictionary

  • world beat — (sometimes caps.) any of various styles of popular music combining traditional, indigenous forms with elements of another culture s music, esp. of Western rock and pop. Also called world music. [1985 90] * * * World Beat, popular dance music… …   Useful english dictionary

  • world beat — (sometimes caps.) any of various styles of popular music combining traditional, indigenous forms with elements of another culture s music, esp. of Western rock and pop. Also called world music. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • world-beat|er — «WURLD BEE tuhr», noun. Especially U.S. Informal. 1. a champion: »The race…turned Dawn [a horse] into a world beater (Time). 2. a great success; smash hit: »His first picture wasn t a world beater (Wall Street Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Adina World Beat Beverages — Infobox Company name = Adina World Beat Beverages type = Private genre = foundation = San Francisco, California, United States of America, 2004 founder = Magatte Wade Marchand Greg Steltenpohl Dominique Leveuf location = San Francisco, California …   Wikipedia

  • world music — world′ mu′sic n. 1) mad world beat 2) mad traditional music of a usu. non Western culture • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • world-beater — world beat·er (wûrldʹbē tər) n. One that is markedly superior to all others, as in the ability to succeed. * * * …   Universalium

  • World music — 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… …   Wikipedia

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