World music's inclusive nature and elasticity as a musical category pose obstacles to a universal definition, but its ethic of interest in the culturally exotic is encapsulated in Roots magazine's description of the genre as "local music from out there"
The term was popularized in the 1980s as a marketing category for non-Western traditional music
Globalization has facilitated the expansion of world music's audiences and scope
It has grown to include hybrid subgenres such as world fusion, global fusion, ethnic fusion and worldbeat
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