From about twenty years now popular music have received a very positive impulse from the organization of a market that is able to enhance them at the international level. Many scholars who have studied the effects on expressive styles, have focused primarily on the political and economic implications. In this context it is often failed, however, an overall view on the market and, above all, on the prospects that have opened in recent years. On the one hand, as I wrote in this column, occur more and more often collaborations between artists from very different musical traditions. On the other hand, in the circuits of world music, musical productions differ more and more, enriching the world scene with new and hybrid music production. Some examples of this are the latest productions of the label World Music Network, including: “The rough guide you psychedelic Brazil,” “The Rough Guide to African music for children”, “The Rough Guide to African disc”, “The rough guide to acoustic Africa “,” The rough guide to Arabic revolution “.
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