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'Listener's Guide to World Music'

Not so long ago, World Music occupied about a bin's worth of space in the back corner of your local record store. Now it gets its own aisle in national chain stores. We tour The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music.


Chris Nickson, author, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music; music journalist and regular contributor to NPR; runs the website,

Mariana Montalvo, musician from Chile; latest album is Piel de Aceituna; recently completed a US tour with Putumayo World Music titled Latina: Women of Latin America

Simon Emerson, producer, Afro Celt Sound System

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