The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music

The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music


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Discover world music—for illumination, enlightenment, and inspiration. Like few other musical forms, world music encompasses hundreds of different traditions and cultures, many intoxicating moods, and a richly diverse catalogue of music and musicians.

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, 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, a source of information on world music.

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ISBN-13: 9780399530326
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/07/2004
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.77(d)

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