Monday, October 3, 2011

World Music

As our world becomes increasingly interdependent, it should be no surprise that our art forms will start to mix together. We already can see glocalization (localization of things shared in globalization) of many things. Rap, for example, has African and African-American roots yet has been embraced in central European societies. Glocalization takes place as these European artists change the art form to fit their cultural needs. However, this song is not an example of glocalization. It is something different. Perhaps it is something more along the lines of global unity as British artists team up with Indian artists to create wonderful music. To be perfectly honest, my first time hearing this song was a little jarring but it has provided an appropriate soundtrack as I study for my Globalization and Local Cultures course. Enjoy!

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