Publisher's Synopsis

World Music CONCISE: A Global Journey, Third Edition, explores the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the Fifth Edition of World Music: A Global Journey, this Third CONCISE Edition maintains the text's familiar travel theme and strong pedagogical framework to serve as an introduction to the many and varied world music traditions, condensing the number of travel "sites" from 69 to 44. These sites are carefully selected from the existing compilation to be representative of all continents and regions.


  • Easy-to-follow chapter structure, organized by geographic region
  • Listening Guides, detailed maps, and hundreds of colorful photos
  • Coverage of an eclectic blend of world musics, including both popular and traditional music
  • A robust companion website with audio examples, flashcards, quizzes, and video links-ideal for online coursework

Used in classrooms around the globe, World Music: A Global Journey is an internationally acclaimed and best-selling textbook with a student-friendly approach. This Third CONCISE Edition is a fundamental resource for exploring world music and culture.

About the Publisher



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Book information

ISBN: 9781032265599
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 780.9
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 978g
Height: 202mm
Width: 255mm
Spine width: 19mm