The Rough Guide to World Music is the unchallenged work on sounds from around the globe. This third edition is even more comprehensive than ever - updated and expanded including playlists for all countries and new chapters on Bangladesh, Burma, Corsica, French chanson, Malta, Slovenia and New Zealand. 'Volume 2 : Europe, Asia and the Pacific' has full coverage of genres from Balkan brass to Bollywood song and from fado and flamenco to Filipino fusion.
The guide includes articles on more than 60 countries from Albania to Wales and Afghanistan to Vietnam written by expert contributors, focusing on popular and roots music. You'll find discographies for each article, with biographical notes on thousands of musicians and reviews of their best CDs. The Rough Guide to World Music is packed with play lists of the greatest tracks from each country for your iPod and MP3 player.
About The Editors
Simon Broughton is a freelance writer and television director. Mark Ellingham co-founded Rough Guides and is now contributing editor at Songlines World Music magazine and judge of the BBC World Music awards. Jon Lusk specialises in popular and unpopular music from around the world and contributes to many broadsheet newspapers.
Series: Rough Guide Music Reference
Number Of Pages: 824
Published: 9th November 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.9 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 23.3