from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Music from cultures other than those of Western Europe and English-speaking North America, especially popular music from Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

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  • noun Replacement for folk music as a shorthand description for the very broad range of recordings of traditional indigenous music and song from around the world.


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