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World Beat

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Great idea, iffy results. The problem with World Beat, an overview of global music, is that the main section is organized by style, the video section by continent, and the vast discography by artist. So there’s no way to read about Afrobeat star Fela and then click to view a list of his available recordings. Worse, many of the sound clips are robotic ”samples” rather than the real goods. Too bad: Soul is what this music is about. C+

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