(More) World Ethno Pop

From Rai to Chicha, Dangdut, Luk Thung or Kwaito, we will explore through the playlists and videos below the more modern and commercial versions of traditional music, often with elements of fusion and influences from global rhythms, as well as intersting global hip hop and pop songs that show how modern global youth culture reaches in every corner of the planet. These are the hits that many 'locals', especially the young and urban, enjoy for their parties in the countries you visit, on their phone screens and through their earphones, so join them with these popular themes, on the dance floor or in parties where you may be invited...

For more great World Music videos to listen to, check the other World Ethno Pop page here

 

 

Esta Yu Maniente by Chamorro diva Rose Martinez from the Micronesian USA territory of Guam

 

 

Sayang, by second generation Dangdut singer Via Vallen, a talented singer with a beautiful voice from Indonesia

 

 

Sindikusiyasiya, an infectious party beat by Tech Dali from Malawi showcasing the shores of Lake Malawi, the world's 9th largest

 

 

Osiet, a song about the fight between good and evil by singer and actress Moldir Auelbekova from Kazakhstan

 

 

Nkatini by Samburu Siampa from Kenya, in a video where modernity and tradition blend to great effect

 

 

Pohnpei Sarawai by Kenedi, in a sweet sounding song from the island of Pohnpei, one of the Federated States of Micronesia

 

 

Traktor Polka, a lively and fun folk pop song from the group Atomik Harmonik from Slovenia

 

 

Great ethno pop song about the Isan region of Thailand bordering Laos, by Sorn Sinchai, Dok Thung and Kantong from Thailand

 

 

Take You Away by Fiyah Marshall from the tiny tourist friendly British Overseas Territory of Bermuda

 

 

Kyrgyz Girls by Ak Sedep, a powerful epic song from the Central Asia Republic of Kyrgyzstan

 

 

He'ikai Teu Lava'e Au, modern Polynesian sound by JKing Tu'ifua Kanongata'a from Tonga, the last South Pacific kingdom

 

 

Mağusa Limani by Ibrahim Özduran, from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, with a song about the port of Famagusta

 

 

Ingadla by Diba Diba from the Kingdom of Swaziland, in a song where hip hop meets tradition to great results

 

 

Maghreb by Monsif Jilali from Morocco, in a song celebrating North African unity

 

 

La Mirada Interior by Dutch born Marian Van De Wal from tiny Andorra

 

 

Maria by El Dey from Algeria

 

 

Welcome to Mauritius by Gregory Negus from Mauritius, with lively island rhythms and a video showing the beauty of the country

 

 

Aah W Noss by Middle Eastern superstar Nancy Ajram from Lebanon, with a tease of a video

 

 

Kailashaima...Jai Shiva Shambo by D-Marcha Band from Nepal, in modern style devotional music with gorgeous backdrop

 

 

Ukiuq by The Jerry Cans, a young group from the arctic Canadian Territory of Nunavut

 

 

Jura by Zulaykho from Tajikistan, with a folk pop song and a video showing the country's beauty and traditions

 

 

Tu Si Quieres by Omega from the Dominican Republic, with a hard hitting Urban Merengue delivering a strong message

 

 

Ayy by Amara La Negra and various artists from the Dominican Republic, in a sexy and provocative urban rhythm video

 

 

I Love Sino Kadazan by Tian Long from Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, celebrating the mixed native and Chinese Sino - Kadazan culture

 

 

Somos Sur, a true World Music video by Chilean - French Ana Tijoux and British - Palestinian Shadia Mansour, in a relevant song with a message

 

 

A Libyan pop song from the days before the 2011 'Arab Spring' revolts that saw regime change in Libya

 

 

A lively pop song from Syria, from before the civil war when it was OK for girls to have fun ancing together

 

 

Sarala Varala by Sandra Afrika and Oskar from Serbia, in an innuendo filled 'Turno Folk' song and video

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