About World Music Central

Thank you for visiting our Web site. World Music Central is an online magazine dedicated to World Music.

We feature the latest international news, CD and concert reviews, articles, and many resources (in the form of a wiki) for music fans, industry professionals and researchers. Our definition of World Music includes traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from the entire globe, as well as cross-cultural fusions and hybrids.

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Angel Romero y Ruiz is the founder of World Music Central. The web site began as World Music Portal.com in 2002. A few years later the portal changed its name to World Music Central.org. The website is based in Durham (North Carolina, USA). Angel also runs a Spanish language world music site called Musicas del Mundo.com and a progressive music (progressive rock, electronica and fusion) site called Progressive Rock Central


World Music Central
2524 Cascadilla Street
Durham, NC 27704-4406


  • Founder & Senior Editor – Angel Romero y Ruiz
  • Webmaster – Reinholds Zviedris
  • Editor – Teresa Nelson-Romero

CD Reviewers

  • Tom Orr
  • TJ Nelson
  • Patricia Herlevi
  • Les Moncada
  • Arthur Shuey
  • Ángel Romero


  • Jill Turner: news, reviews and articles
  • Ms. Lakshmi: Indian music news and reviews
  • Susan Budig: Interviews and concert reviews
  • Tony Hillier: articles

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