"World music" is a term used to describe music from various cultural traditions around the world. It often includes traditional music from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as folk music from various countries. World music can also encompass fusion genres that blend elements from different cultural traditions. It's a broad and inclusive genre, which primarily focuses on traditional and ethnic music from non-Western countries. It often features elements such as traditional instruments, vocal styles, and rhythms that are specific to a particular culture or region.

One of the key features of world music is the diversity of cultures it encompasses. From the traditional rhythms of African drums to the intricate melodies of Indian classical music, world music offers a wide range of sounds and styles. It also includes a wide range of instruments, including ones that may be unfamiliar to Western listeners such as the kora, the sitar, and the didgeridoo.

World music is not just limited to traditional or folk music, it also includes contemporary and popular music from non-Western countries. For example, reggaeton from Puerto Rico, K-pop from South Korea, and Bhangra from India are all considered world music. This genre is often associated with the globalization of culture and the increasing interconnectedness of the world.

In addition to being a form of entertainment, world music can also serve as a powerful tool for cultural exchange and understanding. It allows listeners to experience the music, stories, and traditions of other cultures, and can help to break down stereotypes and promote cross-cultural understanding. As the world becomes more connected, world music will become an increasingly important form of cultural expression and exchange.

Overall, "World music" is a diverse and vibrant genre that encompasses a wide range of cultural traditions from around the world. It offers a glimpse into the rich musical heritage of different cultures and promotes understanding and appreciation of the world's many musical traditions.

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Eastern flute-like reed-like instrument - the Dizi.<BR>
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There are 54 beads on a Buddhist prayer mala. These are used for counting recitations and chants. There are 54 beats per minute in this song. Coincidence? Sure is. What, you're going through an entire mala cycle in a minute? That's crazy talk! Studies have shown the optimal number of...
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A perky,slightly ethnic, flavoured track.Ideal for;business,travel,voice over and general chillout purposes.
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Mongolean sort of battle music. Quite over-the-top.
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As the title suggests; Klezmer band arrangement!
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Earthly, yet unearthly. Deep and rich with things amiss.<BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Lo-Fi home-recorded piece, it smells a bit like youthful laziness. A trombone and a drumset, that's it.
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Check the Download Link Below ---> The Middle (Instrumental Version) - improvisation from a sad love story, the artwork is the story...
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Small drum ensemble based loosely on west African styles. This version also features a be-bop flugelhorn solo. Tumba/Conga/Quinto/Marimba/Shakers/etc.
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Brazilian carnival style samba music. This is the most chill of the pieces I've made in this style.<BR>This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Slow, dreamy, droning piece that has a trance-inducing effect.
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Mid-up-tempo Brazilian carnival style piece. ABA form.<BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Theme from "AngloZulu" expanded on, but in a more relaxed sense.
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Loads of delay on the guitar give this piece a dark, yet comforting feel. All of the sounds are rounded, but the effect isn't.<BR>
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How to make Tiki Drinks: Add rum. Add fruit juice. Add other rum. Add different fruit juice. Add another rum. Add some other juice thing. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with umbrella, flowers, pineapple, watermelon, small plastic dinosaurs, and sugar cane. Light on fire.