world music
noun Date: 1982 popular music originating from or influenced by non-Western musical traditions and often having a danceable rhythm — usually hyphenated when used attributively

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  • world music — noun Popular folk music with its origins in non western cultures, particularly African culture, esp as produced by non Western artists • • • Main Entry: ↑world * * * noun [noncount] : popular music that is based on musical traditions from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • world music — /worldˈmjuzik, ingl. ˌwYːldˈmjuːzɪk/ [loc. ingl., propr. «musica (music) del mondo (world)», cioè di tutte le culture] loc. sost. f. inv. musica etnica …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • world music — n. f. (Afr. subsah.) Style musical qui incorpore les traditions nationales. Le reggae est une forme de world music …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • world music — ► NOUN ▪ music from the developing world incorporating traditional and/or popular elements …   English terms dictionary

  • world music — world .music n [U] a type of popular music which has influences from traditional music from different countries …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • world music — noun uncount in western Europe and North America, music from other cultures …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • world music — n. contemporary folk and popular music of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, as distinguished from that of the U.S., the U.K., and, sometimes, W Europe …   English World dictionary

  • World-Music —   [wəːld mjuːzɪk, englisch], Verkaufskategorie, die pauschal Musikformen aus den Ländern der Dritten Welt umfasst, von den dort entwickelten Derivaten westlichen Popmusik bis hin zu den populären Musikformen jener Regionen, eingeschlossen aber… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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

  • World Music — Musiques du monde Sommaire 1 Quelques labels 2 Voir aussi 3 Liens externes 4 Notes 5 …   Wikipédia en Français

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