The term "world music" used to mean something crafted and performed by indigenous musicians of a particular region. Today, you can start with a solid grounding in your own country's sound, and then incorporate other rhythms, modes and instruments. From bagpipes in Russia to Turkish reggae, the sky's the limit when it comes to a world beat. Esty Dinur, the director of the Madison World Music Festival, gives us an introduction to the broad range of sound that now is called "world music."
- Esty Dinur, director of the Madison World Music Festival
- Mamak Khadem, Iranian singer-songwriter and Madison World Music Festival Participant