I like to listen to world music on the weekends. I spend a couple of hours listening to music of different genres from around the world as I mow and trim the lawn on Saturdays. I listen when I am washing the car or weeding the garden too. Lately, I have been listening to songs from India. I have watched some Bollywood movies with captions, and I have found I like some of the songs written for the movies. I go to songs.pk to listen to mp3s of movie songs that I like.
The reason I listen to world music is because I write songs. I am not even sure what my genre fits into. I have mixed the Australian didgeridoo with the sounds of the Irish penny whistle. I have an eclectic taste when it comes to music. There are very few genres where I cannot at least find a few songs that I enjoy listening to.
I know that there are many youths that are into music with violent lyrics. I am not opposed to revolutionary lyrics, but true artistry is not so graphic as some of these genres are today. I also find it interesting that the love, anger, angst and other emotions come out in music from all over the world just as it does here. I am also amazed at the similarities of melodies and rhythms when you strip away the distinctive sounds of the instruments of certain genres.
I have hear hard rock played by Bluegrass musicians. It is interesting to say the least. I have also heard Bluegrass music played by famous rock musicians. It is even on a wildly popular album from a famous rock group of the 1980s and 1990s. All you have to do is listen and be open to understanding the language of music and how it is used for good or bad.