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
Author Biography: Chris Nickson was born and raised in Leeds, England, and now lives in the United States. He is a music journalist who writes frequently about world and roots music; his work has appeared in CMJ, Sing Out!, Wired, Dirty Linen, and Sonicnet.com, among others. He also contributes regularly to NPR and CBC radio. His "Legends of World Music" column appears monthly in Global Rhythm magazine. He runs the website globalvillageidiot.net, a source of information on world music.