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New Music Concepts 2016

World Music: a transcultural phenomenon

Part of the New Music Concepts book series (NMC volume 2)
ISBN: 978-88-6551-221-0

Author(s): Paulina Tendera, Wojciech Rubis

Abstract: Our aim is to describe the trend of World Music as an example of modern transculturalism in terms of artistic creativity and philosophy. Our hypothesis is that World Music is the best contemporary example available in the creative field illustrating the process of transculturalism. We will base our research on the juxtaposition of, on one hand, aesthetically diverse exemplifications (mainstream jazz, swing, bebop, Latin, world fusion, global fusion, worldbeat, neotraditional, and the influences of Indian, ethnic Arabic, Jewish, Gypsy, African folk and European music) with, on the other hand, the versatility of the creative process, improvisation and musical expression. Not only will the studies show the specific qualities of World Music, but they are also ex pected to indicate what, exactly, transculturalism is.

Keywords: World Music, Transculturalism, Art, Philosophy