The genre known as “World Music” was traditionally attached to folk music from various places and indigenous peoples of the world. As different styles of music have migrated around the planet we have seen the rise of World Fusion, Global Fusion, Ethnic Fusion and Worldbeat. The addition of funky dance beats and slow grooves has created an opportunity to sample some of the tradition musical flavors of many cultures without feeling lost without a translator.
Here are some western and non-western musical suggestions for both the World Music beginner and expert alike. You may even recognize some of the artistes listed here right off the top, collaborations and remixed albums have long been popular projects for established performers and Club DJ’s.
International DJ Club Mixes
Deep Roots & Future Grooves – Various Artists
Euro Lounge – Various Artists. Putumayo World Music.