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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollie John View Post
    Yep... as per the OP's request for clarification as to the definition of "world music" - "white (like that really matters, eh?) guys (like that really matters, eh?) from the UK (like that really matters, eh?) playing new wave (like that really matters, eh?) reggae (which oddly enough actually does matter) constitutes "world music"... So does Enya... so consider yourself forewarned because she's next...
    OK, if picking songs from VH1’s current rotation seems adventurous to you, go right ahead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiawatha View Post
    Three excellent, relevant, clips for which many thanks. Actually, I didn't know of Robyn Stapleton as a solo artist. What a great voice, especially for that Burns' song. What with the Capercaillie earlier, (Karen Matheson's is another great voice) I am sensing that there might well be some Scottishness in you (?!).

    As for what qualifies as world music, I am not going to provide any rigid sort of definition as that would be too narrowing for other people in deciding on contributions. It was essentially a marketing concept when a board sat down in the early 1980s to decide how to promote music from around the world so that it would broaden and sell. Peter Gabriel was, of course, heavily involved following on from the beginnings of the Womad festival. Some argue against the term these days on the grounds it could sound too much like an extension of Empire. But I tend to defend it. There has to be some term if it is not to fade away.

    As a very general steer:

    WM goes off in many directions so one person would be looking essentially at roots music and another at modern global beats. At the end of the day, there is a certain feeling around what and whether to include. The field recordings of Alan Lomex would be there. Aspects of the blues. So too rather obscure 1960s psychedelia from all corners of the globe. Roots reggae. Latin. Afrobeat. Certainly historical figures like Trenet are suited to it but perhaps Sacha Distel wouldn't be as he was a pop singer. You could also get away with Sigur Ros and other indie-ish bands with some distinctive qualities though probably not Abba.

    Hope this is helpful!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bwv 1080 View Post
    OK, if picking songs from VH1’s current rotation seems adventurous to you, go right ahead
    If you were Hiawatha (the OP) then you get to call the shots under the "My thread - my rules" clause but you're not Hiawatha (the OP) and so you don't.

    He's more than capable of speaking up on his own behalf and doesn't need you to moderate his thread on his behalf... besides the only reason your selections appear to be so "adventurous" is that they're being compared to my mundane choices and so you should be thanking me rather than criticizing my contributions.

    I've focused my selections on accessibility for neophytes who may be interested in the subject but may be intimidated by the overwhelming diversity of choices. They may find themselves being reassured by the presence of UB40 and Enya and thus be more willing to delve deeper into the thread.

    Bottom line - this is entirely Hiawatha's call - if he wants me to sharpen the focus he'll tell me and I'll comply - if he doesn't then I'll continue doing what I have been.

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    I have set out some guidelines which I hope are helpful to participation. I'm not especially inclined to apply rules. Obviously it would be different if twenty separate contributors suddenly posted, say, symphonies on the thread so as to fundamentally alter it. This, though, seems extremely unlikely.
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    My next few selections, which will not be to everyone's taste, could be described as "by remarkable women":

    Chavela Vargas- En El Ultimo Trago:

    Crossing gender divisions in a society that wasn't prepared for it.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chavela_Vargas
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    Kandia Kouyaté - Sadjougoulé:

    As uncompromising and forceful in her way as Nina Simone was at her creative peak.

    This comeback was achieved after a stroke:



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandia_Kouyat%C3%A9
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    Lhasa de Sela - De Cara a la Pared:

    Ethereally modern yet rootsy. Able to transcend genres and was destined to be a huge star.

    Died tragically young.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_de_Sela
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    That is a great album

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwv 1080 View Post
    That is a great album
    Thanks! - It's Number 3 on the VH1 Current Rotation List -

    Best wishes!

    MJ

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