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The Best World Music Bands

World music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good world music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top world music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. World music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all world music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest world music bands of all time, since the most famous world music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best world music music.

You can click on the world music band names to see more information about that particular notable world music group. If they're near the top of the best world music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top world music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the world music band names themselves.

This is a list that includes items like George Harrison and Dave Matthews Band. You decide which items make up the top 10 by casting your votes right on this page. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Simon and Garfunkel or Peter Gabriel?

All important, significant and iconic names in world music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new world music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of world music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into world music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good world music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent world music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best world music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest world music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular world music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    new! Ashwin Batish

    Worldbeat, North Indian classical Sitar music, Raga Jazz More
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    Legendary sitar maestro has just released his third World music album called “Sitar Power ... more
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    Kozmigroov, Rock music, World music More
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    Jaffa Road

    World music More
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    Hip hop music, Ethnic electronica, Fusion More
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    Fusion, Rock music, World music More
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    Rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
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    Banzumana Sissoko

    World music More
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    Bil Aka Kora

    World music More
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    Alejandra Robles

    World music More
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    Rock music, World music, Country More
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    Music of Africa, World music, Rhythm and blues More
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    Andean music, Folk music, Latin American music More
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    Kozmigroov, World music, Fourth World More
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    Chanson, Latin American music, Tango More
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    Jay Vaquer

    Pop music, World music, Pop rock More
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    Dembo Konte and Kausu Kuyateh

    Folk music, World music More
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    Fusion, Carnatic music, World music More
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    World music, Classical music, Progressive bluegrass More
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    Clifford Borg

    New Age music, World music More
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    Bollywood, World music, Jazz fusion More
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    Traditional music, Folk music, Electric folk More
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    World music, Classical music, Persian traditional music More
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    Pop music, Folk music, World music More
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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, World music More
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    Hamdi Makhlouf

    World music, Jazz, Arabic music More
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    World music, Bhangra, Techno More
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    Chanson, Synthpop, New Wave More
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    World fusion music, World music, Dance music More
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    Romantic music, World music, Jazz fusion More
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    Mbube, World music, Isicathamiya More
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    Pop-folk, Pop music, Folk music More
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    World music, Classical music More
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    Arsi Nami

    Pop music, Electronic music, World music More
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    World fusion music, World music More
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    Pop music, World music More
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    Eduardo Mateo

    Rock music, World music, Candombe More
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    Dana Halabi

    World music, Arabic music More
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    Qawwali, New Age music, World music More
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    Banda Ionica

    Folk music, World music, Italian folk music More
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    Pop music, Folk music, World music More
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    Kash n' Krissy

    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Asian Underground, World music More
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    Aida al Manhali

    World music, Arabic music More
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    Gouri Choudhury

    Indian pop, World music More
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    Berny-Ignatius

    Soundtrack, Folk music, World music More
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    Dark ambient, Electronic music, World music More
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    Mbalax, Worldbeat, World music More
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    Jesús Calderón

    New Age, Orchestra, World music More
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    Hindi Zahra

    Folk music, Soul music, Jazz More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Industrial rock More
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