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Quatrarius  ·  1433 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Post your favorite "world music"

Is "world music" just music in other languages? Seems a bad name for a genre.

Going through my list: Stromae, Ceza, Hyukoh, Leningrad, Korpiklaani, Jun Togawa, Kaizers Orchestra, Sabaton, Isengard, Rammstein, KMFDM, Oxxymiron, Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys, Spinvis, Umm Kulthum - all people that I thought were good enough to write down. If I could recommend one specifically, it would be Kaizers Orchestra.

EDIT: didn't actually post any songs, here's some:





Meriadoc  ·  1431 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"World Music" is usually used as a catch-all for "non-Western", therefore "other", therefore "not as real as our music". It's a horrendous term, but conveyed the point well: Look at the wildly complete spectrum of music that's been posted in this thread! There are no shortage of genres, styles, types, cultures, histories. I think I got every continent involved here now. That's a wide variety to be in one record store bin.

veen  ·  1433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Spinvis can be quite good. I think of him like Sufjan's weird cousin.