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* Music/TheBeatles: On ''Music/RubberSoul'', ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' the tracks "Norwegian Wood", "Love You To" and "Within Without You" have Music/GeorgeHarrison play a sitar.

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* Music/TheBeatles: On ''Music/RubberSoul'', ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' the tracks "Norwegian Wood", "Love You To" and "Within You Without You" have Music/GeorgeHarrison play a sitar.



* Chico Science: A musician from Pernambuco, in Northeastern Brazil, who is commonly identified as one of the frontrunners of the "Manguebeat" movement, which mixes traditional Northeastern and African-Brazilian rhythms with UsefulNotes/AlternativeRock and UsefulNotes/{{Reggae}}. Died prematurely in 1996, but his backing band, Nação Zumbi[[note]]the name has nothing to do with [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], by the way; it's a reference to Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a community for escaped African slaves like himself, in the 17th century[[/note]], continues to this day.

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* Chico Science: A musician from Pernambuco, in Northeastern Brazil, who is commonly identified as one of the frontrunners of the "Manguebeat" movement, which mixes traditional Northeastern and African-Brazilian rhythms with UsefulNotes/AlternativeRock AlternativeRock and UsefulNotes/{{Reggae}}.Reggae. Died prematurely in 1996, but his backing band, Nação Zumbi[[note]]the name has nothing to do with [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], by the way; it's a reference to Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a community for escaped African slaves like himself, in the 17th century[[/note]], continues to this day.


* Salif Keita: Malinese singer.



* Salif Keita: Malinese singer.



* Carmen Miranda: Portuguese singer, best remembered for her tutti frutti hat.

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* Carmen Miranda: Portuguese singer, singer (although more associated with Brazil, where she grew up and became a superstar), best remembered for her tutti frutti hat.



* Amália Rodriques: Portuguese singer, known as the "Queen of Fado".

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* Amália Rodriques: Rodrigues: Portuguese singer, known as the "Queen of Fado".


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* Chico Science: A musician from Pernambuco, in Northeastern Brazil, who is commonly identified as one of the frontrunners of the "Manguebeat" movement, which mixes traditional Northeastern and African-Brazilian rhythms with UsefulNotes/AlternativeRock and UsefulNotes/{{Reggae}}. Died prematurely in 1996, but his backing band, Nação Zumbi[[note]]the name has nothing to do with [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]], by the way; it's a reference to Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a community for escaped African slaves like himself, in the 17th century[[/note]], continues to this day.


* Music/{{Sting}}: His song "Desert Rose", from the 1999 album ''Brand New Day'', has a very strong Arabic sound. Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami is credited as a featured artist; he wrote and performed the song's Arabic lyrics, and his voice is the first heard.

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* Music/{{Sting}}: His song "Desert Rose", from the 1999 album ''Brand New Day'', has a very strong Arabic sound. Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami is credited as a featured artist; he wrote and performed the song's Arabic lyrics, and his voice is the first and last heard.


* Music/{{Sting}}: His song "Desert Rose", from the 1999 album ''Brand New Day'', has a very strong Arabic sound. The song credits Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami as a featured artist; he performs about half of the lyrics in Arabic, and his voice is the first heard.

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* Music/{{Sting}}: His song "Desert Rose", from the 1999 album ''Brand New Day'', has a very strong Arabic sound. The song credits Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami is credited as a featured artist; he performs about half of wrote and performed the lyrics in Arabic, song's Arabic lyrics, and his voice is the first heard.

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* Music/{{Sting}}: His song "Desert Rose", from the 1999 album ''Brand New Day'', has a very strong Arabic sound. The song credits Algerian raï singer Cheb Mami as a featured artist; he performs about half of the lyrics in Arabic, and his voice is the first heard.


* Music/DavidByrne: Famous collector of world music, who also uses the influences in his own work. The influence started while he was still with Talking Heads (see below), but continued in his solo career.

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* Music/DavidByrne: Famous collector of world music, who also uses the influences in his own work. The influence started while he was still with Talking Heads Music/TalkingHeads (see below), but continued in his solo career.



* Music/TalkingHeads: Began exploring this with ''Music/RemainInLight'' (1980)theby.

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* Music/TalkingHeads: Began exploring this with ''Remain In Light'' onwards:
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** ''Music/SpeakingInTongues'' (1983)
** ''Music/LittleCreatures'' (1985)
** ''Music/TrueStories'' (1986)
** ''Music/{{Naked}}'' (1988)

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* Music/AkikoShikata: Many of her albums have elements of musical styles from the Middle East or traditional African music. She also has two albums that are primarily Japanese folk music influenced.


* Music/DavidByrne: Famous collector of world music, who also uses the influences in his own work.

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* Music/DavidByrne: Famous collector of world music, who also uses the influences in his own work. The influence started while he was still with Talking Heads (see below), but continued in his solo career.



* Music/GeorgeHarrison: He is well known for experimenting with traditional Indian music. Apart from the Beatles songs mentioned above his first solo album ''Music/WonderWallMusic'' is predominantly instrumental Indian music.

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* Music/GeorgeHarrison: He is well known for experimenting with traditional Indian music; some of it is entirely artistic, but a good chunk of it is devotional Hindu music. Apart from the Beatles songs mentioned above his first solo album ''Music/WonderWallMusic'' is predominantly instrumental Indian music.



* Music/TalkingHeads: Began exploring this with ''Music/RemainInLight'' (1980).

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* Music/AlexanderJamesAdams: Celtic musician who also considers himself a World musician.

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* Music/PeterGabriel: Began exploring this on his self-titled third album (1980). His most popular album ''Music/{{So}}'' (1986) is one of the best-known examples of world music fusions.


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* Music/TalkingHeads: Began exploring this with ''Music/RemainInLight'' (1980).


* Madredeus: Portugese folk group.

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* Madredeus: Portugese Portuguese folk group.



* Amalia Rodriques: Portugese singer, known as the "Queen of Fado".

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* Amalia Amália Rodriques: Portugese Portuguese singer, known as the "Queen of Fado".


* Music/JohnZorn: Cult musician who is so eclectical that he mixed almost every possible genre in existence in his music. One of the more famous works he made was "Masada", where Jewish klezmer music was mixed with jazz.

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* Music/JohnZorn: Cult musician who is so eclectical that he mixed almost every possible genre in existence in his music. One of the more famous works he made was "Masada", where Jewish klezmer music was mixed with rock and jazz.


* George Harrison:
** ''Music/WonderWallMusic'' (1968) (Despite being a solo album by the famous Beatle most music on it is traditional Indian music, making it more a world music album than actual pop or rock.)



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