The problem I have with a lot of world music is that if it comes on my iPod when I'm walking down the street I often have an uncontrollable urge to check my reflection in a shop window to make sure I haven't grown a goatee. As such, I tend to let a lot of world music trends pass me by without investigating them.

Full blurb for the Guardian blog here


Anonymous said...

That artical works on two levels; your core audience will find "merkin" funny for one reason, and the Guardian readers will for another one

Birdseed said...

Next month: Prancehall discovers Hiplife. Or Bongo Flava.