A “Folk” Fusion Sound and New Age Vocal Timbre

But rock is certainly there to be pillaged, or rather the reverse, since it is usually the electronically armed invader or reproducer at one remove who does the borrowing, designs the commercially viable fusion. Which however leads to a second conundrum: why does ethno-rock forged in China not travel, have little or no global following, while the same seems not to be a weakness of, say, Korean, or…even Japanese dance-pop?. Is it because there is just too much variety in partnering choices, because too many ethnic voices too trapped to travel? (My own hunch, based on dance…).

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