Many musicians have drawn inspiration from world music, without necessarily immersing themselves in a particular tradition. John Butler is an artist working with pop and rock forms who is still in touch with his roots.
World music traditions provide raw materials for many other musical genres. Musicians working in rock, blues, country, jazz, and classical music have all dipped their hands into the world music cookie jar at some time.
→ Read about Classical music – borrowing from the tradition.
→ Read about Rock and pop’s hidden influences.