Introducing world music artists

I often get asked where I learn about World Music artists, and I usually point people to obscure (ish) radio programs, magazines, or the BBC world music awards cd’s.

But probably one of the most instantly accessible ways of getting exposed to some of the best world music artists about, is simply by going on to Last FM, and pressing Listen – putting in the tag ‘World’ will get you the usual suspects with some nice suprises thrown in.

Tonight I’ve had amongst others: Brian Eno; Manu Chao; Gogol Bordello; Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Cirque De Soleil; the Afro Celts; Ali Farka Toure… click below for pure musical pleasure.

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