Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. World music.

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  • n. A music genre that blends Western pop music with traditional folk music or world music.

Etymologies

world +‎ beat (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Historic demographic shifts are fertilizing the landscape - from the ascendancy of women's leadership to the worldbeat of cultural and racial pluralism.

    Kenny Ausubel: The Revolution Has Begun - "The Shift Hits the Fan"

  • The mix also featured songs from Vampire Weekend, a worldbeat-infused group of Ivy League rockers that recently released its debut, self-titled album.

    The First Cuts Are the Deepest

  • Her voice was backed up by exotic worldbeat, reggae, and salsa riffs.

    Casanegra

  • What about the worldbeat enthusiasts that found their highest hoop grooves in an East Indian or more Arabic soundtrack?

    Hooping.org | Blog | Hoop Group Sound Solutions

  • From Spain, the music is ethnically diverse in a worldbeat sort of way, with complex and fascinating musical lines.

    ProgDay

  • Left there, stopped by Helios looking for a friend who's there a lot, then stopped by Cafe Cyclo where my friend Xopher was DJing worldbeat/trance/dub - a lot of Buddha Bar & Realworld compilations in his kit for the night.

    classic cars & rockabilly (Blood, Sweat & Gears), Buddha Bar east, fiber arts exhibit

  • A worldbeat documentary done by the Broadway Stomp troupe, it's pretty good for what it is: there's some of the Stomp stuff.

    [film] Swimming Pool

  • Onomata used to be a sort of worldbeat 1 group that I remember mostly working through their sound while playing monthly at the now-defunct Silk Road Tea House for nearly a year.

    Onomata and Tunnels

  • Perhaps best known for being one-fifth of electro-rock outfit Love Pentagon or one-third of worldbeat group Pan de Sal, Brown's on-stage beginnings have nothing to do with music and everything to do with a play.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • His boyish good looks and long, thick dread-locks attract attention, but his musical brilliance and creativity have garnered Idan Raichel and his Idan Raichel Project fame in Israeli and international worldbeat circles

    Jewish Advocate

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