Is it time to retire "world music"?


Mali's Amadou & Miriam, Lebanon's Wael Kfoury, Rodrigo y Gabriela of Mexico

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the invention of the term "world music" to help promote non-Western musicians. But in a globalized 2012, in which technology allows for greater exposure to artists from all around the world, is the term still needed? British columnist Ian Birrell and Toronto-based world music advocate Derek Andrews debate. For more world music coverage, check out CBC Music's world music community.

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