Welcome to Contemporary World Music

Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

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For world music videos, see our related playlist in Ethnographic Video Online.

This release includes 16,701 albums, equaling 209,182 tracks, growing regularly. You can also access Contemporary World Music through the Music Online interface. More »