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  • Added on: July 16th, 2010
I hate the use of the term "world music" for all non-Anglo music. (David Byrne wrote an excellent article on this a decade ago.) What do you like, and how did you encounter it?

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  • Added on: July 16th, 2010
Gotta say that Brazil has easily the richest musical culture of any non-English-speaking country in the world.

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  • Added on: July 17th, 2010
There is just something about Latin American music that grows on you the more you travel there, also being Canadian & growing up in Quebec have an affinity fore some of the French music. Celine Dionne's "Quand la Soliel Dites Bonjour a la Montangue" is one that comes to mind, of course it's bilingual but still French in origin.
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I don't really like the term world music (as opposed to what? Mars music?) either, and never quite get the difference between folk and world music (folk is European and world music is not? or folk is "authentic" traditional music and world music is a mixture of different styles?), but non-English music sounds kind of silly as an alternative. That would include about 99% of what I listen to I guess.

Anyhow, I've been really getting into (West-)African music the last couple of years. Favourites include Bako Dognon and Ismael Lo.

And I'm a big fan of Goran Bregovic. And if I can name an artist from my own country, Wannes Van De Velde.
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  • Added on: July 17th, 2010
I don't really have a particular genre of non-English music that I like. It tends to be more that I like a particular artist or song. Which can also be said of some English speaking music.

My favorites right now, and for the last few years have been:

Tarkan - Şımarık (Turkish Pop)
O-Zone Dragosstea din tei (Moldovan Pop), Yes...the Numa Numa song.
I also enjoy some country music from other countries but I can't think of any names right now.
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seraphim wrote:And I'm a big fan of Goran Bregovic. And if I can name an artist from my own country, Wannes Van De Velde.


Love Goran Bregovic - saw him and the No Smoking Orchestra in Paris about a decade ago. Spectacular show.

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Fan of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Los Rakas. Enjoy musica cubana and any/all Brazilian drumlines.

Saw LBM perform at a festival before they were headliners, Brazilian drums in an airport hanger watching Carnaval practice, Cuban music in a college class, and a friend put me onto Los Rakas.

I enjoy *some* Italian opera, but good ole American television and performance venues put me on to that.

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  • Added on: July 24th, 2010
Kumbia. Great stuff. Second would be Amadou and Miriam's great African rhythms....Third USED to be Salsa, until I spent a year in Cartagena and ALL the played was Salsa...Now I'd shoot myself before listening to any of it on purpose. I like dZihan and Kamien's electronic stuff...I got it in Macedonia, but I actually don't know where they're from. Eastern Europe, I should expect.
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Since I'm living in Mali, naturally I have to say the music here is now my favorite. Amadou and Miriam, Bassekou Koyate, Habib Koite, Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Toure, Super Rail Band, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare... yeah, amazing.
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  • Added on: July 28th, 2010
Hmmmm, if I had to pick one, Gotan Project!

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Superwoman wrote:Hmmmm, if I had to pick one, Gotan Project!


Ah yes, my favorite Franco-Swiss-Catalan collaboration pretending to be Argentine.

(I like Gotan Project too, but they are not exactly what I had in mind.)

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Ah, I don't really think of them as belonging to any country in particular, just as unique.

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  • Added on: July 28th, 2010
You should check out Bajofondo and Tanghetto, if you like Gotan Project.

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  • Added on: July 28th, 2010
Thanks for the recommendations, will do. :)

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  • Added on: July 30th, 2010
one of my favorite songs of all time is "ana oulache" by cheb mami. hes algerian but i think lives in france. you can hear both of those as influences in his music. its quite beautiful.
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