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The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music


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Publisher:Perigee Trade, 2004



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Discover world music--for illumination, enlightenment, and inspiration. Like few other musical forms, world music encompasses hundreds of different traditions and cultures, many intoxicating moods, and a richly diverse catalogue of music and musicians.

THE MUSICIANS, including: Paco de Lucia, King Sunny Ade, Ravi Shankar, The Gipsy Kings, Tito Puente, Bob Marley, Beny Moré, The Chieftains, Wu Man, Sheila Chandra, and Miriam Makeba

THE STYLES, including: African reggae, Indonesian gamelan, Brazilian bossa nova, Hindu Carnatic, Chinese opera, Russian folk, Nordic fiddle and ballad, Argentine tango, Parisian bal-musette, Spanish flamenco, Greek rembetika, and Trinidad calypso

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