When I was growing up “world music” didn’t exist as a genre and didn’t exist for me in any form. Now it’s just a keystroke away. This is a different world for the younger generation, not just musically. Despite all the wars and the problems in the headlines, I think it’s a better one.
Chanda Mama is a folk tune from Chennai, India. Like a lot of music, it’s also from Argentina and Lisbon and Toulouse and South Africa and on and on. Here it is from Playing for Change via musicians from four continents: