"The Global Village...more than just a modem. How about, "real life"??
What is generally known as "world" music is a misnomer. Somehow, this category has become associated with a nostalgic, romanticized, and sometimes even condescending view of other (non-US) cultures. To me, the real "world" music consists of those modern bands, who make today's music IN THEIR OWN CONTEXT, but with their own identity..."