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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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    added by RagaNet Ashwin Batish Worldbeat, North Indian classical Sitar music, Raga Jazz Legendary sitar maestro has just released his third World music album called “Sitar Power ...

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    Fusion, Carnatic music, World music

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    Sultans of String World music, Instrumental

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    Qawwali, Ghazal, Fusion

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    World music, Classical music, Progressive bluegrass

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    Kozmigroov, Rock music, World music

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    Fusion, Rock music, World music

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    Romantic music, World music, Jazz fusion

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    New Age music, World music, Celtic music

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    Rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Banzumana Sissoko World music

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    Jaffa Road World music

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    Hip hop music, Ethnic electronica, Fusion

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    Mbube, World music, Isicathamiya

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    Rock music, World music, Country

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    Alejandra Robles World music

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    Ethnic electronica, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Pop-folk, Pop music, Folk music

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    Hamdi Makhlouf World music, Jazz, Arabic music

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    Pop music, Folk music, World music

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    Hindi Zahra Folk music, World music, Jazz

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    Bil Aka Kora World music

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    Pop music, World music, Classical music

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    Jay Vaquer Pop music, World music, Pop rock

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    World music, Classical music, Persian traditional music

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    Clifford Borg New Age music, World music

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    Chanson, Latin American music, Tango

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    World music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    World fusion music, World music, Dance music

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    Kozmigroov, World music, Fourth World

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    Music of Africa, World music, Rhythm and blues

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    Gouri Choudhury Indian pop, World music

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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, World music

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    Bollywood, World music, Jazz fusion

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    Chanson, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Dembo Konte and Kausu Kuyateh Folk music, World music

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    Traditional music, Folk music, Electric folk

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    World fusion music, World music

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    Andean music, Folk music, Latin American music

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    World music, Bhangra, Techno

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    Mbalax, Worldbeat, World music

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    Qawwali, New Age music, World music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Industrial rock

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    World music, Film score

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    New Age music, Folk music, World music

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    Avi & Celia Rock music, World music

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    Experimental rock, World music, Dub

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    Progressive metal, Klezmer, World music

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    World music

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    DJ Pusspuss Hip hop music, World music

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