>7.4 billion people
>206 nations and sovereign states
>148 326 000 km2 of land area
>yet /mu/ only listens to music from a select handful of countries, all of it western pop
Why do you limit yourself so much? Don't you like music?
Cheikha Rimitti - Aux sources du Rai (Algeria)
Pecheurs De Perles Et Musiciens Du Golfe Persique (Bahrain)
Songs From Hadramawt (Yemen)
Mohammed El Bakkar - Port Said (Lebanon, fucking fantastic)
Music From The Middle East (Syria, Palestine, Iraq; recorded by Deben Bhattacharya)
if only there was some sort of internet search engine where one could conveniently and easily find this kind of information
Anthology of Indian Classical Music
Festivals Of The Himalayas - Volume II
Ustad Hafizullah Khan - Khalifa Kirana Gharana
Shahid Parvez - The art of the sitar
Ramnad Krishnan - Vidwan: Music of South India - Songs of the Carnatic Tradition
Pandit Pran Nath - Ragas
Begum Akhtar - Begum Akhtar
Angaraag Papon Mahanta - Gomseng
I've got music from India, Russia, Romania, Africa, Brazil, Finland and the Middle East. I know there's still a lot of countries that need some loving from my ears, but I'm at least open to music from around the world.
Because after listening to studio recorded, polished popular music of the 21st century, it's hard to give a shit about traditional foreign folk music. It just doesn't have what I'm looking for in music.