Frogtoon Music - Genre information for World Music
The term "World Music" has been credited to ethnomusicologist Robert E. Brown who coined it in the 1960s. The term became current in the 1980s as a marketing/classificatory device in the media and the music industry.
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.
A basic actual definition of world music consists of "all the music in the world", which effectively renders the term virtually meaningless beyond marketing purposes. The term also is taken erroneously as a classification of music that combines western popular music styles with one or many genres of non-Western music that were previously described as folk music or ethnic music, however, the correct term for this style is worldbeat (or world fusion). World Music 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 Music:
World Music - Top artists and bands:
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.