A Short History Of World Music - An Introduction To The Genre

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This is a vast genre of music covering traditional and folk music from Western Countries to traditional music from non Western Countries.  This now includes pop music and can be a fusion of Western music and African, Asian or Arabic.

Many major pop artists have taken music from other cultures to create a brilliant fusion of styles.  The Police used Caribbean songs in their style of Rock and later, Sting used Arabic rhythms and Arabic singers in one of his albums.  Kate Bush used Arabic songs in some of her music and Paul Simon used traditional African rhythms in his classic album 'Graceland'.


Indian music has been very popular and the film industry has created many stars who combine Indian dance with Western rock.  Planet Earth Records has a wide variety of music from around the world.

Planet Earth Records have a wide variety of different types of music from around the world including world music 7 inch singles, 12 inch records and vinyl albums from the 50's through to the modern day.

Visit Planetearthrecords.co.uk - The UK's well known mail order vinyl record shop with thousands of new and rare original vinyl records available to buy online.