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Old 01-10-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Portuguese and Spanish music are also usually included in the world music genre... Maybe it simply refers to music from non-Anglo-Saxon countries

I hardly see Portuguese and Spanish music classify as world music. The tern was first coin for music from Africa and Asia, then it later expand to include South America and the Caribbean
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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Sweden has a great music scene. Other than Hardcore Punk, also for Electronic/Trance, general Rock níRoll, and some other music genres as well.

This website link below says Sweden has the 3rd highest per capita of musicians/music bands/exported music in the world.
Music of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ďThe Consulate General of Sweden states they are the third biggest exporter of music in the world, after the USA and the United Kingdom per capita."

Sweden has a population of 9.2 million so it has a very high amount of high quality musicians/music groups from there and relative to population size, which is related to the per capita concept.

Do you think Norway and Iceland's music scene is very similar to Sweden? It seems like it is very similar. Norway and Iceland also have great music scenes as well.





Electronic/Trance music is awesome. It is just as great as Rock níRoll.

Wow. France seems to have a great electronic/trance scene, Rock níRoll scene, and other music genres as well. I had a feeling that was true about Franceís music scene in general.

I got to look up all of those musicians/music bands you mentioned today.
The Electro sound that is heard everywhere is pretty much based on what was happening in the French scene about 10 years ago.

Phoenix have made some well known rock that would be heard on your local radio station. Look up Lisztomania or 1901 on Youtube.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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For my music preferences, I donít like music from Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Columbia. I don't think the music scene for those 4 countries are that great, or even good compared to top 20 countries list.
Which music scenes/countries are in the top 20 then?

Jamaica HAS to be there, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Mexico probably aswell.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I hardly see Portuguese and Spanish music classify as world music. The tern was first coin for music from Africa and Asia, then it later expand to include South America and the Caribbean
I just looked up the Portuguese band Madredeus and the Spanish band Chambao on Amazon.com, both are classified as World music. And on other sites and also in record stores it is the same thing.

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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I just looked up the Portuguese band Madredeus and the Spanish band Chambao on Amazon.com, both are ranked as World music. And on other sites and also in record stores it is the same thing.
perhaps its a perspective thing?...in those countries obviously their own music wouldnt be considered 'world music'..its hard to say actually
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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...Outside of Brazil, I'd say Africa must have some damn interesting stuff. Too bad it didn't have venues to get that stuff out there and heard....
One of my many pleasure living in Portugal is the availabilithy of African music, at least in Lisbon music stores. And the music shows on the TV channel RTP Africa. Most of this is Luso-African, of course.

I have a couple of anthologies of South African popular music, and they are they are great even on the umpteenth relistening. I will certainly look for more the next time I go to the capital. And Senegal is famous in Africa as the nation of pop divas.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I don't have RTP Africa, but on RTP1 ou 2 there is also a chart show on African music, most of that stuff is pretty weak to put it mildly. African pop music as a whole is as crappy as the American or Brazilian one.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I consider 'World Music' more traditional/ethnic/folk music rather than modern music from other countries. Like for instance some traditional blue-grass or zydeco or gullah would be 'world music' in my books, whereas I would not consider the latest J-Pop, which tries to emulate modern pop music, 'world music.'
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Japan (Jpop, Jrock) and South Korea (kpop) have such very huge followers or fans around the globe. Their fanbase is so big, sometimes they get so annoying. Anyway, these 2 country's music sales is also big.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Do you think Norway and Iceland's music scene is very similar to Sweden? It seems like it is very similar. Norway and Iceland also have great music scenes as well.
I think there is similarities but, I don't know anything about icelandic music and very little about Norway.
Swedish bands always includes Norway on their summer tours, but I don't think there are too many norwegian bands touring Sweden.
We also have a type of dance orchestras that seem to be equally huge in Norway, but it's the same thing there, I don't think there are too many norwegian bands touring Sweden.
I am involved in the local punk scene and we do a lot exchange gigs with finnish bands, but almost nothing with Norway.
Perhaps it is just me lacking knowledge....?
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