Synopses & Reviews
Narrative driven, providing background and context on the music of 70 countries and regions, ranging from salsa to soukous, cajun to calypso, rai to qawwali. Set up in regional chapters. Each explanatory chapter is followed by a discography, with very short reviews of what the editors consider the very best music in the category. Various musicians are spotlighted in sidebars.
Table of Contents
The Celtic world -- From the Baltic to the Balkans -- Mediterranean and Maghreb -- The Nile and the Gulf -- The Indian subcontinent -- West Africa -- Central and East Africa -- Southern Africa -- The Far East -- The Caribbean -- Latin America -- North America -- Australia and the Pacific.