Ethnic Electronica

I am still in the process of researching Ethnic Electronic music, so I have placed Wikipedia’s summary here for the interim. Check back regularly for updates and don’t forget to read any relevant blog posts.

Ethnic electronica (also known as ethno electronica or ethno techno) combines elements of electronic and world music and was developed in the 1990s. The term ethnic electronica appears in music zines, in online music-related forums and blogs, and also in a title of a 2003 compilation “Another Life: A Journey Into Ethnic Electronica” (Love Cat Music).

The leading exponent of ethnic electronica was Bryn Jones, with his project Muslimgauze, before his death in 1999.

Other notable acts of ethnic electronica include the artists of asian underground movement (Asian Dub Foundation, State of Bengal, Transglobal Underground), Banco de Gaia, Zingaia, Afro-Celt Sound System, early work by Yat-Kha (with Ivan Sokolovsky). Among the commercial acts which work with this subgenre: Enigma, Deep Forest.

It is important to mention controversial Turbo-folk Music also of this genre.


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