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An introduction to "World music"

What is meant by the term "world music"? Does it mean non-western music? Or is it just music we're unfamiliar with? Find out more about what this broad term encompasses...

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Music in Europe

Roof of Milan Cathedral

Trace the history of European music -- from sacred and secular music in medieval times, to music of the great classical and romantic composers. Listen to examples of music from across the centuries....

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Music in Africa

Ogene dancers and musicians from Nigeria

Find out how music is part of everyday life in Africa. Discover how silence is just as important as sound in the traditional African mindset and how rhythm and dance play a crucial role in African society....

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Music in the Americas

Bob Marley

Listen to the music of North, Central and South America: from the Blues to Bob Marley, from American Classical music to the Tango

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