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Why does David Byrne Hate World music Can you find other examples of this cultural bias in American Pop Culture I hate world music Thats probably one the most perverse reason I have been asked to write about it Byrne 1 Those were the words of David Byrne introducing his position feelings and attitude towards the term world music The above quotation not only sets the tone of Byrnes argument but it also represents his disillusions with the term world music Personally I do not believe Byrne hates world music in fact he is passionate about world music Byrne is very disappointed with the way anything that is anti-western popular culture is portrayed- in this case world music He believes that regardless of stereotypes everyone should have access to this kind of music World music is constantly being suppressed and oppressed its not prolific and this limits its ability to saturate the market and maximize its true industry power Byrne is appalled by the constant Them and Us categorizing and separating that the American culture has been doing with world music He sees this as a strategic and organized way of dismissing anything that is anti-western popular culture in style taste and appeal Byrne strongly and enthusiastically expressed that there are some really terrific music being made out there However due to the constant oppression exploitation and limitation that faces this kind of music only a small amount is consumed While Ricky Martin Shakira Los Del Rio and Gloria Estefan has somehow made the transition and have broken a few records this is just a blimp on the music radar that is dominated by western popular music Cultural biases are also observed in other American popular culture such as movies- Hollywood versus the world Producers of movies that are anti-western in style and presentation struggle to get recognition for their effort in the western hemisphere The American standards set by the Hollywood gods has
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