World Music & Tea

Recently I was reading an article about the music genre World Music and its place in modern music culture. Many musical experts were highly critical of the term World Music and how this was marketed to a Western audience. David Byrne of Talking heads fame went one step further saying, “It’s a none too subtle way of reasserting the hegemony of western pop culture, it ghettoises most of the world’s music. A bold and audacious move, White Man!” This got me thinking about tea.

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