World music is basically popular non-Western music – in other words, fabulous and interesting music that your kiddos may not be so familiar with.

Check out our list below. You can pick music to pair up with the country or culture you are studying in your class, or just play a few songs to give your class some exposure to something new and different.

Lakota National Anthem (Flag Song) and Veterans’ Song
Porcupine Singers
From the Album Traditional Lakota Songs

Mas Que Nada
Jorge Ben & Zé Maria
From the Album 20 from Brazil , Vol. 2

Chan Chan
Buena Vista Social Club
From the Album Buena Vista Social Club

Bob Marley
From the Album Exodus

Petit pays
Cesaria Evora
From the Album The Very Best Of

Pata Pata
Miriam Makeba
From the Album Miriam Makeba & Friends – The Sound of Africa

Raga Bhatiyar: Alap
Pt. Ravi Shankar, Chatur Lal, Jnan Ghosh
From the Album The Best of Pandit Ravi Shankar Ever, Vol. 1

Mustt Mustt
Kiran Ahluwalia feat. Tinariwen
From the Album Urban Mantra III

La Vie En Rose
Edith Piaf
From the Album La Vie En Rose

Suspiros de Fuego (Tangos)
Enrique Morente
From the Album Esencial Enrique Morente

Waterloo (Swedish Version)
From the Album Waterloo (Deluxe Edition)

Reels (Cooley / The Dawn / Mullingar Races)
The Dubliners
From the Album The Best Of The Dubliners

Nothing to My Name
Cui Jian
From the Album The 3rd Sound of China

Soran – Bushi
Hideo Osaka Ensemble
From the Album Traditional Music Of The Japanese Geisha

Youn Sun Nah
From the Album Arirang

Oske Cherde
From the Album Sixty Horses In My Herd

Ya Tair
From the Album Voice of Hope

Fi nour mouhayak el hana
Oum Kalsoum
From the Album Anthologie

Ani Veata
Arik Einstein, Miki Gavrielov
From the Album Badeshe Etzel Avigdor

Tavaszi Szél Vizet Áraszt
Vveee Media Limited
From the Album Gyerekdalok

Bunyip Calling
Phillip Peris
From the Album Digeridoo

It’s A Small World
The Disneyland Children’s Chorus
From the Album Disney’s Greatest Volume 2