(sometimes initial capital letters) any of various styles of popular music combining traditional, indigenous forms with elements of another culture's music, especially of Western rock and pop.
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Origin of world beat
First recorded in 1985–90
Also called world music.
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popular music of various ethnic origins and styles outside the tradition of Western pop and rock music
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