Since the 90’s, low-cost international travel and the internet has collapsed borders, enabling musicians to see and hear musicians from other cultures and to visit other countries to play their own music. Hence contemporary International music includes various blends of ethnic music tradition, style and interpretation, and sub-genres have been coined to represent these hybrids, such as ‘ethnic fusion’ and ‘worldbeat’. Good examples of hybrid, ethnic fusion are the Irish-West African meld of Afro Celt Sound System, and the jazz / Finnish folk music of Värttinä.
As International music continues its fascinating development, here at Flying Nun we strive to carry a range of the most engaging International music and to also seek out represses of newly unearthed key International music works from the past. Find albums on vinyl LP, CD and cassette, including Cuban, Indian, Asian, Latin, Middle Eastern, Europeanand other music styles.
You can come and browse at our physical record store based in Wellington at 173 Cuba St, Te Aro, or in Auckland at 202 Karangahape Rd. Buy online and get free shipping in Aotearoa New Zealand on your order over $40.
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