"World" (or "World Music") is a controversial classification often used in music marketing to easily discriminate different music from the anglophone genres (and even traditional anglophone Folk genres from more popular styles such as Rock, Pop, Jazz and Electronic music).
The term can thus encompass all the music ever created, from traditional African drumming and the extended qawwali singing of Pakistan's Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan through to rock'n'roll from Italy or Brazil. Indeed, as even the United States has its own traditional music styles (both those of the native population and those of more recent arrivals), the description is often used to refer to an even broader collection of music than that previously outlined. One music journalist has referred to "world music" as "someone else's pop music". Those who use of this classification display a breathtaking ignorance of the variety of music through history and around the world.
In recent years, music marketing has gradually moved away from the all-encompassing "world" style, a move made partly in response to the growing popularity of Jamaican reggae and other readily-identifiable former denizens of the "world" racks. The term is also erroneously used to refer to a genre of music which fuses Anglo-Saxon popular genres with non-Western music sources, the correct term for this style is worldbeat (or world fusion). World Every artist, every band, and every song you can imagine, from the newest to the oldest, are easily accessible through Frogtoon Music. Get ready to indulge yourself and allow the music to enrich your soul, ignite your passion, awaken your emotions, and bring back some beautiful memories. The following is a directory of top artists and bands from World:
As you visit their pages, you will be presented with a list of popular videos, top tracks, recommended mixes, and music from all the albums they released. In addition, within each page, you can access and discover music from similar artists and bands.