The new name ‘symbolizes a departure from the connotations of colonialism, folk and ‘non-American’ that the former term embodied.’
The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music album, an endeavor to locate “a more relevant, modern and inclusive term.”
The Recording Academy said in an explanation that the new name “symbolizes a departure from the connotations of colonialism, folk and ‘non-American’ that the former term embodied.”
“As we continue to embrace a truly global mindset, we update our language to reflect a more appropriate categorization that seeks to engage and celebrate the current scope of music from around the world,” the statement said.
The progression comes exactly five months after the Academy made changes to a few Grammy Awards classifications, including renaming the best metropolitan contemporary collection class to best reformist R&B collection.
It likewise follows a comparable late advance made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which changed the name of its best unknown dialect film Oscar to best worldwide element film.
Over the most recent couple of years, the champs of the now-worldwide music collection classification incorporate Angelique Kidjo’s “Celia,” Soweto Gospel Choir’s “Freedom” and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Shaka Zulu Revisited.”
The Academy said the recently named classification ”will continue to provide a home for influential music from all parts of the globe yet bringing with it a fresh perspective fueled by authenticity, diversity and direct inclusion into our process.”