Ali Farka Touré
Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection
Graceland
Getz/Gilberto

International

In the Western world, "World music" refers either to music that doesn't fall into the North American and British pop or folk traditions or to hybrids of various indigenous musics. Certain styles -- such as Jamaican reggae or Latin pop -- grew large enough to be classified as their own genre, but everything else, from traditional Chinese music to African folk, is classified as world music. Worldbeat is something different than world music, since it's usually the result of Western hybrids and fusions, yet it still falls under the world music umbrella because it borrows styles, sounds and instrumentation from various indigenous musics.

International Album Highlights grid list

Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection
Various Artists
Smithsonian Folkways World ...
9
Graceland
Paul Simon
Graceland
10
Getz/Gilberto
Stan Getz / João Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
10
Wenu Wenu
Omar Souleyman
Wenu Wenu
8
Zombie
Fela Kuti
Zombie
9
Previsão do Tempo
Marcos Valle
Previsão do Tempo
10
The Very Best of Enya
Enya
The Very Best of Enya
8
Gal Costa [1969]
Gal Costa
Gal Costa [1969]
10
Devotional Songs
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Devotional Songs
10
Toumani & Sidiki
Toumani Diabaté / Sidiki ...
Toumani & Sidiki
10
The Rhythm of the Saints
Paul Simon
The Rhythm of the Saints
8
Soup of the Century
3 Mustaphas 3
Soup of the Century
10
Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece
Various Artists
Rembetica: Historic Urban ...
10
Navajo Songs from Canyon de Chelly
1991
Various Artists
Various Artists
Navajo Songs from Canyon ...
10
Klezmer: Early Yiddish Instrumental Music 1908-1927
Various Artists
Klezmer: Early Yiddish ...
10
Shahbaaz
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Shahbaaz
10
New York City: Global Beat of the Boroughs - Music From New York City's Ethnic....
Various Artists
New York City: Global Beat ...
9
Fifteen Years
Groupa
Fifteen Years
9
Jewish Klezmer Music
Zev Feldman
Jewish Klezmer Music
9
Music on the Silkroads
1995
Various Artists
Various Artists
Music on the Silkroads
9
Calypsos From Trinidad: Politics, Intrigue and Violence in the 1930's
Various Artists
Calypsos From Trinidad: ...
10
Three Ragas [1956]
Ravi Shankar
Three Ragas [1956]
10
Global Meditation, Vol. 3: Pulse of Life
Various Artists
Global Meditation, Vol. 3: ...
9
Sacred 78's
Roaring Lion
Sacred 78's
10
The Nordan Suite
Lena Willemark / Ale ...
The Nordan Suite
9
Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya
Enya
Paint the Sky with Stars: ...
10
Clube Da Esquina
Milton Nascimento / Lô ...
Clube Da Esquina
10
The Very Best of Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
The Very Best of Harry ...
10
The Best of the Black President
Fela Kuti
The Best of the Black ...
10
The Sounds of India
Ravi Shankar
The Sounds of India
10
The Circle Maker
John Zorn
The Circle Maker
10
Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Volare! The Very Best of ...
10
Anchored in Love: Their Complete Victor Recordings (1927-28)
The Carter Family
Anchored in Love: Their ...
10
Wave
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Wave
10
At Carnegie Hall
Buena Vista Social Club
At Carnegie Hall
10
La Coleccion Cubana
Beny Moré
La Coleccion Cubana
10
Gil e Jorge
Gilberto Gil / Jorge Ben
Gil e Jorge
10
Peche à la Mouche
Django Reinhardt
Peche à la Mouche
10
Cositas Buenas
Paco de Lucía
Cositas Buenas
9
Initials S.G.
Serge Gainsbourg
Initials S.G.
10
Amoroso/Brasil
João Gilberto
Amoroso/Brasil
10
The Guide
S.D. Burman / Lata ...
The Guide
10
Watermark
Enya
Watermark
10
Construção
Chico Buarque
Construção
10
Siroco
Paco de Lucía
Siroco
10
Rough Guide to Youssou N'Dour & Etoile de Dakar
Youssou N'Dour
Rough Guide to Youssou ...
9
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings
10
The Essential Chieftains
The Chieftains
The Essential Chieftains
10
Rough Guide to Bollywood Legends: Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar
Rough Guide to Bollywood ...
9
The Rough Guide to Asha Bhosle
Asha Bhosle
The Rough Guide to Asha ...
9
Set
Youssou N'Dour
Set
10
Calypso
Harry Belafonte
Calypso
10
Gentleman
Fela Kuti
Gentleman
10
Best of the Tommy Makem & the Clancy Brothers
The Clancy Brothers / ...
Best of the Tommy Makem & ...
9
The Man from Ipanema
Antônio Carlos Jobim
The Man from Ipanema
10
In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar
Django Reinhardt
In Solitaire: Complete ...
10
Tango: Zero Hour
Astor Piazzolla
Tango: Zero Hour
10
Four Sider
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 ...
Four Sider
10
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
Harry Belafonte
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
10
The Best of the Bothy Band
The Bothy Band
The Best of the Bothy Band
10
Return of the Repressed: The John Fahey Anthology
John Fahey
Return of the Repressed: ...
10
The Ultimate Collection
Buckwheat Zydeco
The Ultimate Collection
9
Meu Nome é Gal
Gal Costa
Meu Nome é Gal
9
El Atlaal
Umm Kulthum
El Atlaal
10
Gal Costa [Cinema Olympia]
Gal Costa
Gal Costa [Cinema Olympia]
10
Fados e Guitarradas
Amália Rodrigues
Fados e Guitarradas
10
100% Fortified Zydeco
Buckwheat Zydeco / ...
100% Fortified Zydeco
10
Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto's Finest ...
10
Greatest Hits of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Greatest Hits of Nusrat ...
9
Chimurenga Singles
Thomas Mapfumo
Chimurenga Singles
10
Djam Leelii
Baaba Maal
Djam Leelii
10
Doc Watson
Doc Watson
Doc Watson
10
Unpentangled: The Sixties Albums
John Renbourn
Unpentangled: The Sixties ...
10
Music Is the Weapon: The Best of Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti
Music Is the Weapon: The ...
10
Best Best of Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti
Best Best of Fela Kuti
10
Carlos Gardel - King Of Tango, Vol. 1
Carlos Gardel
Carlos Gardel - King Of ...
9
The Best of Carlos Gardel
Carlos Gardel
The Best of Carlos Gardel
9
Quintette du Hot Club de France: 25 Classics 1934-1940
Django Reinhardt
Quintette du Hot Club de ...
10
Confusion/Gentleman
Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & ...
Confusion/Gentleman
10
Best of Asha Bosle: The Golden Voice of Bollywood
Asha Bhosle
Best of Asha Bosle: The ...
9
Histoire de Melody Nelson
Serge Gainsbourg
Histoire de Melody Nelson
10
Jazz Samba
Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd
Jazz Samba
10
India's Master Musician
Ravi Shankar
India's Master Musician
10
Gilberto Gil [Frevo Rasgado]
Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil [Frevo ...
10
Nada Sera Como Antes  [Nothing Will Be As It Was]
Elis Regina
Nada Sera Como Antes ...
9
Shuffering and Shmiling
Fela Kuti
Shuffering and Shmiling
10
Djangologie/USA, Vols. 1-7
Django Reinhardt
Djangologie/USA, Vols. 1-7
10
The Decca Sessions, Vol. 1 (1936)
The Carter Family
The Decca Sessions, Vol. 1 ...
10
Collection
The Dubliners
Collection
9
Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986
Paul Simon
Negotiations and Love ...
9
The Chieftains 4
The Chieftains
The Chieftains 4
10
Caetano Veloso [Tropicália]
Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso ...
10
Shankar: In Celebration
Ravi Shankar
Shankar: In Celebration
10
Signature Series, Vol. 2: Three Ragas
Ali Akbar Khan
Signature Series, Vol. 2: ...
9
Rogha: The Best of Clannad
Clannad
Rogha: The Best of Clannad
9

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