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World Music Artists


The artists who create and perform world music are as varied as the genres they play. Read some of their biographies and get a sense for these world musicians as people.
  1. The Classics
  2. The Modern Innovators
  3. The Hitmakers

The Classics


These artists brought their unique genres to the world stage, gaining huge popularity despite differences of language or culture, and bringing respect and glory to their own traditions.

The Modern Innovators

Balkan Beat Box

These artists blend their own traditions with many genres, including modern styles such as hip-hop and electronica.

The Hitmakers

Angelique Kidjo

These artists succeeded in recent years with crossover hits that brought world music into the Top 40.

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