If you're reading this, chances are you're already interested in "world music," perhaps even a fervent collector of sounds from around the planet. If so, help out the newbies by posting a response to a couple questions:
What is your first "world music" memory (an album? a concert?)
When asked, how do you explain "world music"?
I'll post my own answers in coming days as well. For now, you might content yourself by scooting over to the fRoots site and reading about the history of "world music" starting with its birth as a marketing label on Monday June 29th, 1987.