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  World music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In essence, the term "world music" refers to any form of music that is not part of modern mainstream Western commercial popular music or classical music traditions, and which typically originates from outside the cultural sphere of Western Europe and the English-speaking nations.
In musical terms, "world music" can be roughly defined as music which uses distinctive ethnic scales, modes and musical inflections, and which is usually (though not always) performed on or accompanied by distinctive traditional ethnic instruments, such as the kora (African lute), the steel drum, the sitar or the digeridoo.
World music as a cultural/economic phenomenon is inextricably linked with the invention of sound recording and the development of the international recording industry, but the background to its emergence covers the whole span of modern Western musical history, and what some analysts have deemed the digital revolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roots_music   (7193 words)

 American folk music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roots musical forms reached their most expressive and varied forms in the first two to three decades of the 20th century.
The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl were extremely important in disseminating these musical styles to the rest of the country, as Delta blues masters, itinerant honky tonk singers and Latino and Cajun musicians spread to cities like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.
American roots music was the subject of a documentary series on PBS in 2001.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_roots_music   (507 words)

 Roots Music
Fiddle player Sara Watkins, 20, describes her group's music as "bluegrass folk with some acoustic pop and a lot of instrumentals" (a cumbersome label she concedes "doesn't have that much of a ring to it").
Part of roots music's charm is that it can be a little rough and unpolished around the edges, including a healthy dose of improvisation.
The bluegrass association's Hays likens the newfound enthusiasm for roots music to what happens when you're accustomed to eating only fast-food french fries that have been "sliced and diced and fried and colored to a [specified] texture.
www.comforttheatre.com /htmdocs/roots_music.htm   (673 words)

 Gaelic Roots 98 Music Instructors
Dearbhaill Standun was surrounded by music and song within her family and within her native Irish-speaking village of Spiddal in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
She has published two books of Irish traditional music arranged for the harp which are an inspiration to the creative efforts of other harpers and anyone interested in harp music.
She enjoys an outstanding reputation in the world of Irish traditional music and is considered one of Ireland's premier exponents on the tin whistle, having a very distinctive and individual style of whistle playing.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/irish/music.html   (3501 words)

 CBC Radio | Roots & Wings
Roots & Wings is the show that brings the whole world to your ears.
Roots and Wings can be heard on channel 137 on Saturdays at 3:00pm Eastern (4 Atlantic, 2 Central, 1 Mountain, noon Pacific), and Sundays at 6:00am Eastern (7 Atlantic, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific).
However, if you send music that is not appropriate for the show, I will try my best to find a good home for it within the CBC.
www.cbc.ca /rootsandwings   (200 words)

 World music from cdRoots
Sweet and soulful, this is music that bridges the gap between early "golden age" sounds like rumba and the then fomenting soukous.
Music of the hoddu (the Fulani lute known elsewhere in Mali as ngoni).
Music from the Lepini mountains of Italy, with an emphasis on bagpipes and flutes
www.cdroots.com   (4680 words)

 World Music
Music is like a clock, it moves around in a circle, declares Rahim Al Haj, an innovative musician whose own life has been formed by cycles of music.
Tracey was an enlightened colonialist convinced of the enormous aesthetic value of African music and he pursued his passion in spite of the resistance of colonial administrations and religious authorities.
I've studied the roots, which is a very serious thing to do, to study the region and then to appreciate the evolution of the music...
www.rootsworld.com /rw   (1568 words)

 The Grass Roots, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
The first track cut by the new Grass Roots in the spring of 1967 was "Let's Live for Today," a new version of a song that had been an Italian hit, in a lighter, more up-tempo version, for a band called the Rokes.
The Grass Roots' return to the charts (with Barri producing), however, was a triumphant one -- in the late fall of 1968, "Midnight Confessions" reached number five on the charts and earned a gold record.
Rob Grill remained in the music business on the organizing side, and by 1980 was persuaded by his friend John McVie to cut a solo album, Uprooted, which featured contributions by Mick Fleetwood and Lindsay Buckingham.
www.emusic.com /artist/11569/11569658.html   (1039 words)

 Classical Roots - Music & Musician Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
I have a friend who is in a metal band that did that with a Beethoven song.
I love all forms of old Celtic and Scottish to modern Celtic-inspired music, and that's something that I think every true music lover should be exposed to, because it's just heavenly.
I love classical music, and mixing metal with it is the ultimate.
www.musicianforums.com /forums/showthread.php?t=272624   (777 words)

 PBS - American Roots Music : Oral Histories - Bela Fleck
I think the Flecktones are a mixture of acoustic and electronic music with a lot of roots in folk and bluegrass as well as funk and jazz.
This music came up from different ethnic groups that borrowed from each other just as there was a step in the late 60's where the blues bands became integrated.
In the early 1900's the banjo was used in Louis Armstrong's music where it was strictly strumming.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_oralh_belafleck.html   (1563 words)

 Roots of American Music
The concept of functional music, e.g., lullabies, work songs, story songs, play-party songs, and dance tunes, is introduced, along with the idea that anyone in the community can be a musician, singer, or dancer.
Blues are at the roots of many of today’s popular music forms, including jazz, rock, and hip-hop.
The blues derived from earlier forms of music, such as spirituals and field hollers, which in turn derived from traditions rooted in West Africa.
www.rootsofamericanmusic.org /programs.html   (723 words)

 Music | Many roots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Its 14 songs embrace many styles of American roots music — and their roots.
" It’s a notion he shares with one of his musical heroes, Bob Marley, whose sound — a rich, skanking six-string rhythm supported by clavinet, Hammond B-3 organ, bass, drums, and a keening vocal performance — is the template for that song.
‘Oh, this is what he was trying to do and why he wanted to open up for the Fugees as well as J.J. Cale.’ But as long as I don’t change my music for their terms and the terms change for the music, I’m fine with all of it.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/music/other_stories/documents/02827375.htm   (1688 words)

 Folk Music - Bluegrass Music - Alt Country - Americana Music - Roots Rock - MilesofMusic.com
This release takes the spirit of music Bettie Serveert has made in the past and colors it with even more appealing sounds than last year's stellar "Attagirl" (the title which introduced the band to an entirely new audience of fans thanks to prominent exposure on "The O.C." and "One Tree Hill".
Chris Jones's soulful voice led Bluegrass Now to dub his style "low lonesome sound." While Jones' musical roots are firmly in bluegrass, this 2006 release for Little Dog records follows a path previously cut by Ricky Skaggs by melding several styles into a modern, but traditional country record.
With ten years of recordings under her belt, the songs on Long Night Moon speak deftly in the voice of a woman who understands fully the joys and frustrations of adulthood without compromising the wit and gentle spirit that have always characterized her work.
www.milesofmusic.com   (1924 words)

 RMR - Music Express
Roots Music Report - The #1 Independent, International Music Charts in the World - Music News, Reviews, and More.
Enjoy our roots / americana music charts our blues music charts, bluegrass music charts, folk music charts, roots rock music charts, jazz music charts, reggae music charts, roots gospel music charts, western swing music charts, true country music charts, and our zydeco music charts.
Roots Music Report, or their respective owners, all right reserved.
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 Cutting Edge Music Business Conference and Roots Music Gathering: August 24 - 27 2006
The Roots of New Orleans music is the Cutting Edge, even when the backbeat is a half beat behind.
Everything about music is not always selling CDs to a large segment of the population.
Music is also about presenting traditional music, "Roots Music," traditional cultures, and the communities whose cultures are reflected in the music.
cuttingedgemusicbusiness.com   (592 words)

 Amazon.com: Roots: Music: Sepultura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
They also extend their musical horizons, adding clattering tin drums and what sounds like a jew's-harp to "Breed Apart," and garnishing "Lookaway" with DJ scratching, half-speed vocals, and a gothic, chiming mid-section.
Highlights: "Roots Bloody Roots," "Attitude," "Ratamahatta," "Spit," "Born Stubborn," "Jasco," "Itsari," "Dictators**t," and the Canyon Jam.
"Roots" is still a heavy metal album, but the death metal is long gone, because (as was the case with "Chaos A.D.") these riffs are tinged with punk.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000000H5K?v=glance   (2591 words)

 Rootsmusic.co.uk - For the Best Roots and Acoustic Music
If you are a roots music fan or artist it is worth subscribing to the site.
First and foremost you will gain access to some great music that may never reach the mainstream press or radio.
You will be helping to support these artists in making their music.
www.rootsmusic.co.uk /freecd.htm   (339 words)

 PBS - American Roots Music : Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Come discover the pioneers of the musical forms that combined on American soil to become the most pervasive music throughout the world.
A collaboration of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Experience Music Project and Ginger Group Productions.
Additional funding by AT&T, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Public Broadcasting Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Samuel Rubin Foundation.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic   (123 words)

 PBS - American Roots Music : Episode Summaries
For the first time, American "folk" music is defined as scholars and music industry entrepreneurs travel throughout the nation to record authentic cultural expression through field recordings, photographs, early newsreels, and ethnographic footage.
Episode Two: This Land is Your Land explores a period in which different strands of roots music become commercialized and visible through movies, television, radio and records.
Roots music is influenced by the labor movement, WWII, urban migration, progressive politics and the McCarthy era.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_episode_summaries.html   (476 words)

 The Grass Roots Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From
The second annual Grass Roots Music Festival, to be held in the scenic bandstand in Mount Coot-tha's...
Roots music is now considered a viable radio format, and artists such as Steve Earle, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Williams, and Lyle Lovett are selling out shows all over the place.
Music is the best source of information about The Grass Roots, including ringtones, bio, downloads, radio, discography, similar artists, reviews, groups, fans, websites, and more...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/t/The-Grass-Roots.html   (1561 words)

 Nordic Roots Music
The intuitive timing of musical brothers, the impeccable musicianship, the brilliant choice of material are all evident in this, their 4th recording together.
Swedish folk music with a distinctive 'ancient' feel to it, performed by a quartet on vocals, mandola, mandolin, fiddle, flute, nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle), drums, harp, Swedish bagpipes and Medieval bagpipes.
Gunner Friis is considered a pearl among pearls of Danish folk musicians, a fiddler who still regularly plays traditional music for dances around the country.
www.cdroots.com /nordic.shtml   (291 words)

 Tarika : The roots music of Madagascar
In the early '90s, Hanitra (pronounced "Anch") led Tarika Sammy, the first modern group rooted in the traditional music of Madagascar with the vision to adopt a professional approach to international touring, and unique as a band led by a Malagasy woman.
Solo, the youngest of the team, travelled throughout the island with the vakodrazana (traditional music) group led by his father: he too plays bass guitar, kabosy, valiha, marovany and percussion, and adds the bass voice to the famous Tarika harmonies.
Another special project with a major theme and yet more variety from their seemingly inexhaustible musical treasury, the new Tarika album was released in 2001.
www.frootsmag.com /tarika   (1536 words)

 Roots Music - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at NexTag - Price - Review
This series traces the development of uniquely American music genres during the 20th century, including blues, country, gospel, bluegrass, Cajun, zydeco, western swing, Tejano and...
American Roots Music, the box set, was inspired by, and is the soundtrack to the documentary television series of the same name.
The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music from Bossa Nova to Salsa and...
www.nextag.com /roots-music/search-html   (211 words)

 Virginia Roots Music
Both the collectors and the recorders responded to fundamental changes in the economy, technology, and society of America and the South as phonographs and radio began to spread traditional musical forms to a wider audience.
Early folklorists feared that radio and records would dilute the "pure" music of the American "folk" and determined to document and preserve these musical traditions before their inevitable demise.
Eagerly selling the music through new technology, they also marketed the songs and musicians as an expression of a more-authentic American past.
www.lva.lib.va.us /whoweare/exhibits/rootsmusic/index.htm   (271 words)

 fRoots - Local Music From Out There
fRoots is a partner with BBC Radio 3 in the Awards For World Music and their The World On Your Street project to identify and map all living musical traditions in the UK.
WOMEX is the world music expo, the biggest professional conference, showcase and trade fair event exclusively dedicated to world, roots, ethnic, traditional and local music.
The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique event that brings together world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.
www.frootsmag.com   (473 words)

 Welcome To Roots Music Inc.
Armed with an extremely energetic live show, N.S.D. is mobilizing and prepared to bring its music to the people...
From chest pounding drums, head rattling bass, crushing guitars and strong melodic vocals, Subject to Change renders a soundscape not easily forgotten and where the raw emotions of every song are never lost in translation.
Come experience this musical explosion live and see what all the hype is about.
www.rootsmusic.com /artists.asp   (849 words)

 Rhode Island Music -- Roots Music in RI, MA and CT
A count of 14,000 Irish tunes revealed that 3100 were in no sharps (Cmajor or Aminor), while 5000 were 1 sharp (Gmajor, Eminor, Adorian), 3800 were in 2 sharps (Dmaj, Bmin, Edor), 700 in 3 sharps, 770 in 1 flat, 400 in 2 flats, and about 200 miscellaneous.
It is definitely worth reading for anyone interested in fiddle lore, styles, etc. There are a lot of extremely knowledgable readers and also some jerks who will flame you if you enter a question or comment that they consider off topic, ignorant, or whatever pulls their chain.
The music of Scandinavia, Central Europe and African American traditions have also influenced the repertory.
mmcconeghy.com /RIMUSIC/index.htm   (2145 words)

 Roots66: Music: Reviews: Mary and Mars - Mary and Mars
Mary and Mars is a new trio from Santa Fe, NM, which is making waves in the area and whose whose reputation should be spreading wider soon, if this release is widely heard.
Their original music is well-crafted and equally well-executed.
Mary and Mars have been regularly playing the Cowgirl Hall of Fame since their formation in April of 2002, and they tour in the SouthWest.
www.roots66.com /roots66/music/reviews/marymars.shtml   (506 words)

 Irish Music, Song and Dance at Boston College - Boston College
The theme of our Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance Workshop and Lecture Series this fall is “From Boston, New England and Beyond.” Sullivan Artist In Residence Professor Séamus Connolly has put together this series with a nod to recent renewed interest in Boston’s role in Irish music and arts.
The Boston Urban Ceilidh is a contemporary blend of traditional Celtic musics and punk, presided over by the multi-talented Laura Cortese.
She will be accompanied by percussionist Paddy League, who absorbed Irish and Greek music from his family, and whose multi-instrumental talents display a mix of other influences.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/irish/gr.html   (479 words)

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