The Rough Guide to World Music is a 700-page book on just about every strand of global popular music. The guide consists of thirteen chapters, arranged according to regions that make broad musical sense. Each chapter then breaks down into a series of features on specific countries or genres of music.
At the end of each of these sections, you’ll find a selective discography: not an exhaustive listing, by any means, but one that covers most of the top recordings and the writer’s personal choices.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.