world music

world beat

noun
(sometimes initial capital letters) any of various styles of popular music combining traditional, indigenous forms with elements of another culture's music, especially of Western rock and pop.
Also called world music.


Origin:
1985–90

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world music
 
n
popular music of various ethnic origins and styles outside the tradition of Western pop and rock music

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