"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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Instrumental orchestral track featuring Arabic and middle-eastern percussion - perfect for underscore in films, tv, and travel documentaries.
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If you have played games like “Skyrim” or similar open world games, this is the music you want for the cold, wet wilderness. This is a 16+ minute piece (huge file), that’s easy to loop, and really effective to set the appropriate mood. Also works great for falling asleep, meditation,...
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One of my most popular pieces. This piece is so melodic and full of harmony that it’s hard to comprehend. I picture a group of nomads traveling the most beautiful landscape the modern world has ever seen. Almost fantasy-like. But they don’t care, because they need food and shelter, they...
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Spherical Sounds with Bamboo Flute, Sitar and soft Piano, with gently lapping Water in the background.
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A very happy and motivational piece with African percussion, and of course - THE MARIMBA! Orchestral strings added towards the end, for feel-good feeling. I can see this being used in a huge variety of joyful things, and it will most likely make your audience feel even better.
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One thing we have figured out while exploring Mars is that it has some really cruel sandstorms. Sandstorms that can threaten all equipment sent there. The planet has global sandstorms that can cover it entirely in sand and dust. Try listening to this piece, while closing your eyes and imagine...
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A new twist on the well-known “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. Definitely a very effective piece for different kinds of content. I love when it takes of after the intro. Very melodic and beautiful but still so suspenseful. Something bad is about to happen.
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Here it is, my first song after a long time. "Spring Bloom" was a beautiful title, because I also somehow woke up again after such a long time. The photo is from my wife, taken with an iPhone ;) Enjoy it, as always for free.
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Relaxing celtic/medieval inspired music. First half without percussion, second half gets a tiny bit more groovy. Perfect for open world, tavern and town!
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Traditional calm song composed for acoustic instruments. A little bit sad and nostalgic feelings, but also calm and relaxed. Composed for piano, harp and accordion. There’s also a string section playing staccatos in the background. This track fits very well on productions with quiet scenes with melancholic and nostalgic feelings....
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Check the Download Link Below ---> A Journey Towards My Dreams - SQLuna Royalty Free Music Label
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Nice composition with some celtic and folk influences. Composed for acoustic instruments like guitars, mandolin and accordion, the piece is transporting us to northern landscapes, crossing fields with green grass. Good for advertising, corporate or documentaries.
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African-inspired orchestral piece. Really happy and percussive. Umoja is more like a hybrid of world music and cinematic music. There’s no overflow of this hybrid genre in the world, even though it’s really cool. If your content is epic, and located in these parts of the world - go for...
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We’ve plundered enough for today. Now we feast!A viking/celtic piece with much tension. Even though it’s sort of beautiful it’s still very dark and creepy. Probably because when the feast begins it’s a lot of joy and fun, but the hell breaks loose again tomorrow…