What is World Music? Does The Name Work Anymore?

As a Rhode Island DJ with a diverse, Multicultural DJ Music library, I get asked often to play “World Music”. Of course, I know what the person requesting World Music wants to hear most of the time but the name World Music may not be applicable or respectful anymore. Let’s take a look at the roots of the genre World Music and if it is something that needs to change in a multicultural world like we haver today; Uganda, Mumbai, Turkey and Tibet do not feel like foreign, “exotic” nations as they did before the internet and You Tube took hold of the world do they?

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      Samite - Mountains Of The Moon


What Is World Music?

I wish I had a dollar for every time I am asked “What is World Music?”. It is probably my most frequently asked question.

To a lot of people I know, the term “World Music” conjures up images of men in loincloths, banging on clay gourds in Africa. Or something like that. A style of music that is particular to a specific, usually non-Western culture.


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And to an extent, they are right. World Music is, to over-simplify, music from around the world. Sounds that reflect a particular culture through the use of geographically-specific musical structure, instruments, and in some cases, lyrics that also reflect a cultural or social reality.


In some cases, World Music an be as simple as pop music with lyrics in a language other than English. What does the linguistic approach Francis Cabrel takes — his pronunciation, his turns of phrases — say about the French language? What does his style reflect about the development of the French chanson since the early part of this century?


Or, most commonly assumed, World Music can be a musical style completely rooted in a culture apart from our own respective ones. To me, someone who has grown up in white, middle class Canada, Native American music opens the doors to a rich social and musical history — even though many of the performers, like Buffy Sainte-Marie and Robbie Robertson, are from the same country as I. And when the music is performed by an artist completely outside the Western realm, someone like Youssou N’Dour, it is practically impossible to separate the perfomer from the culture he or she comes from.

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Sometimes musical styles and cultures start to mix. This is when things get interesting. In general, music utilizing a wide range of cultural instruments and styles is called World Fusion or World Beat. Peter Gabriel made World Beat a household term when he founded Real World Records, a label that supports and distributes the work of many World artists. It really doesn’t matter where an artist is from or what his or her background is — if a performer uses different ethnic influences that are obvious in the sound of the finished work, that’s World Music. Inside World Music


      Zeb - Sufism

World Music Dictionary Definition

world music


Music from cultures other than those of Western Europe and English-speaking North America, especially popular music from Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


      Vas - Astrae


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What Is World Music?

ABSTRACT:  World Music is the currently popular alternative for terms such as primitive, non-Western, ethnic and folk music.  It has come to the forefront by its use in commercial and academic circles.  With the growth of worldwide systems of communication and commerce, music librarians will feel increasing demands for materials characterized as world music.


            World music means different things to different people, making it difficult to define.  One thing is certain–we see more of it coming into our music libraries every day and “we know it when we hear it!”

World music might best be described by what it is not.  It is not Western art music, neither is it mainstream Western folk or popular music.  World music canbe traditional (folk), popular or even art music, but it must have ethnic or foreign elements.  It is simply not our music, it is their music, music which belongs to someone else.

A review of the literature shows that “world music” is a relatively recent term, and one appearing in ever wider contexts.  Only since 1989 has the Music Index given a cross reference for the term, one which directs us to see “ethnic music,” “folk music”, and “popular music–styles”.  This seems to imply that world music is a large category, which encompasses ethnic music, folk music, and certain popular styles with non-Western elements.  The fact that the term only gets a cross-reference suggests that Music Index has not yet fully accepted it as a subject.  The Library of Congress Subject Headings do not use the term at all.  What, then, is world music? By Carl Rahkonen                        What Is World Music


      Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi - Chaiyya Chaiyaa - Dil Se

The term ‘world music’ is outdated and offensive

Its original intention was to help promote non-western musicians. But now it is just putting them in a ghetto• Ian Birrell will be taking part in a Guardian Open Weekend session on Sunday 25 March, discussing music’s global revolutions with Fatoumata Diawara, Ian Anderson, Johan Hugo and DJ Abrantee.

It is 25 years since the concept of world music was created by enthusiasts in a north London pub. Perhaps it made sense then, as a marketing device to promote the sounds of the world that were lost in record shops and on the radio. But not now. Not in this mixed-up, messy and shrunken world. It feels like an outdated and increasingly offensive term.

For a start, it implies cultural superiority. Artists from America and Europe tend not to get stuck in the world section, just those that don’t speak English or come from “exotic” parts of the world. They can be consigned safely to the world music ghetto, ignored by the mainstream and drooled over by those who approach music as an offshoot of anthropology.

Of course, even Fela Kuti made music that owed as much to America as to his native Nigeria. But how does this label make any sense now, when you have western bands such as Tuneyards relying on African grooves while artists such as D’Banj and Buraka Som Sistema destroy the concept with each track they release? Or when you hear samples from all over the world in clubs?

Or indeed, when a very British singer and a bassist from one of America’s biggest rock bands join forces with Fela’s drummer and singers from Mali and Ghana, as on Damon Albarn‘s latest project Rocketjuice and the Moon? This band emerged from Africa Express, an organisation I helped to found seven years ago to break down the ghetto walls. Among those joining Albarn, Flea and Tony Allen on the album is M.anifest, a Ghanaian rapper who lives in Minnesota and often performs with M3nsa, a fellow countryman who lives in north London, with a British teacher as their DJ.

Should this be filed under world music? The Guardian

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      Musa Dieng Kala - Mawahibou

World Music, The Genre Dear America, you are doing it wrong!

US music industry is the most matured industry as I understand, but juvenile when it comes to classifying music. The American nomenclature of musical genre is what I have been constantly struggling to grasp. Basically, the system address all aspects, Explores the music and their roots, period, flavor etc, in every possible direction. But whenever I encounter a situation where I need a chose a genre for my music, it is not an easy job, if not impossible.Earlier, I started to select World as my genre for Indian flavor music. And.. yeah! its International at times. But I am yet to understand the difference between a World Beat and Fusion. I wanted to make it asInstrumental for convenience. But that doesn’t seem to work.A common man from East is unlikely to understand ‘Classical’ as ‘Western Classical’, ‘Fusion’ as ‘Jazz Fusion’, for examples. Because, every country, especially countries like India, has great heritage of music and ‘Classical Music’ would always mean something to them.

When I read a page from All Music saying ‘Blues is about traditional and personal expression’, I wondered myself. “Oh! Blues is about personal expression too, like Rock”. I know this is funny. And so the definition too. And, I never find it reasonable when I read something like ‘… generally a three chord progression…’

Every country has Classical, Easy Listening, Children, Holiday, Folk and Film Score. For me, the most obscure genre is Bollywood and I never understood it technically.

The genre ‘Ethnic Jazz’ is an American perception of an exotic style. It has doesn’t give a clue about to a non American. The entire system sees music as American and WorldThe problem is, music doesn’t fit in such clear-cut suites. Its a fun that my recent release is named under different genres on different portals. At least, an artist from West should be able to say what he or she produces. They may abhor saying “I make world music”.  Gokul Salvadi


      Fun-Da-Mental - Ja Sha Taan (Transglobal Underground Karachi Deathcult Mix)


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How to define the broad genre of world music

By Alex Case-Cohen

The month of October brought a cultural twist to Ambient Transience.  I dedicated three shows to various factions of “world” music.  To me, the term is vague and somewhat offensive; in general, it signifies musical themes from non-western cultures, eliciting sounds distinct from what we would typically hear in the West.  World music is infinitely broad; its strange to me that Chinese folk music can be considered in the same genre as African Mbira music, but so is the Western process of definition and categorization. Granted, each show possessed only a small taste of each culturally distinct genre, and it was necessary for me to lump together regions and ethnicities that are completely opposite to each other. I chose an Asian theme for my first show in October; the majority of the music came from Japan with such influential ambient artists as Tetsu Inoue with Ambient Otaku, and Yukari fresh.  Some Chinese choices included Monolake, Liu Fang; Chinese ambient draws on traditional Folk music while incorporating contemporary trends in electronic sounds. The following show brought songs from Africa. Again, my two-hour time slot did not allow for an extreme clarification of the various genres existing in the diverse continent.  From northern Africa came distinct Islamic influences, for the region is dominated by the religion; Orchestre Du Jardin Du Guinee and Ali Farka Toure exhibit stylistic tendencies out of MENA (Middle East and North Africa).  Mbira, out of Nigeria and Kenya, utilizes the finger piano to create distinctive rhythm in the music.  Thomas Mapfumo and Toto Bona Lakua are among the many that represent this musical variety. The following week brought music from my favorite region: Latin America.  Both Central and South America incorporate a vast array of people, cultures, languages, and musical types.  I used indigenous folk songs from Atahualpa Yupanqui with incredible wind instruments, and looked at the Brazilian band Os Mutantes which greatly influenced the American Progressive Rock movement.  Another theme I touched on was Nueva Cancion where various musicians produced songs of peaceful protest against the tyrannical regimes of the 1960s and 1970s. Although I’ve never set foot in Asia, Africa or South America, researching the musical genres from these regions has greatly intrigued me.  One day, I hope to explore such diverse and interesting regions in order to create my own definition of “World” music. Ambient Transience airs every Thursday from 12-2 a.m. University of Kansas Radio

      Keola Beamer - Ku'u Lei Awapuhi

Does Hawaiian Music qualify as World Music?

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World Music Party Mix by DJ Mystical Michael

      World Music Party Mix - DJ Mystical Michael


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What are your favorite artists fro around the globe? Do you fid the term World Music offensive?

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Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs

I came across this important project earlier today and wanted to share it with you in hopes of gaining some support and momentum for the producers. I think Girls Gone Vinyl is something we have needed for a while and hope they can get their message out there to inspire young women to DJ and acknowledge those that have been female DJs for years unnoticed. And I love the name; Girls Gone Vinyl!

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Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs

Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs - Rhode Island Wedding DJ



A film about the true story of female DJs from around the world in a male dominated industry. No one would think that the electronic music industry is in conflict, but the truth is that DJs are more segregated that politicians or business executives.

Girls Gone Vinyl is the world’s first documentary about female DJs, their struggles and successes, what inspires them and what drives them in spite of overwhelming odds. Watch these women converge on Detroit for the largest electronic music festival in North America and hear their stories firsthand.

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Preproduction will begin immediately. Shooting will commence promptly at the start of the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit which takes place May 28 to 30, 2011. To learn more about the festival please visit their site http://www.movement.us/

Out of 107 acts at the festival there are 6 female DJs preforming. We will be interviewing and filming their performances at the festival itself and numerous afterparties taking place during the weekend.

We will also be hosting our own all female DJ line up event during the festival on Sunday May 29th.

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WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?We’re producing, directing, shooting, and editing the film. By day, Jenny Lafemme is a video and film producer for Parliament Studios, who will handle film production and post-production. Funding for this project goes toward flight costs for DJs to interview, travel for shooting, camera equipment needed to produce beautiful footage, and marketing and PR costs. The movie will be shot digitally to reduce cost and speed up production. All people working on the film will be donating their time and talent to bring this story to life.

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Please share and pass on the news of the Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs project. I have always hired and promoted female DJs for my business as a Rhode Island DJ but know that I am in the minority. I have trained several women to become female DJs and find they are often better students and more serious about their work then young men who seem more interested in image ands sex than substance and skills.

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Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs Trailer

For the record, it was really hard to find images of female DJs that are not selling sex versus talent, very disturbing, but not surprising!

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Rhode Island Multicultural DJ

How did I become a Rhode Island Multicultural DJ? Being raised in the New Jersey/New York City area, I was put in many situations that forced me to recognize that not everybody or every family lived life the way I did. I can remember walking down the streets of Manhattan as an adolescent and being amazed that it felt like there was a representative from every country in the world also walking down the same streets as me. Of course, this was not true but It helped me understand that the world was made of all kinds of different and similar people.  This is how I eventually became a Rhode Island Multicultural DJ.

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Your Rhode Island Multicultural DJ

I am very grateful for the diverse Multicultural Weddings and Multicultural Parties that I get the opportunity to provide Music, DJ and MC services for.  I assume that Brides, Grooms and Party Planners embrace finding a Multicultural Wedding and Party DJ,knowing that I have extensive experience with creating outstanding Weddings, Parties and Events with people from diverse races, culture and religions.

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Rhode Island Multicultural DJ Story

A significant part of the story on how I became a Multicultural DJ is still not told. Along with being a Rhode Island DJ, I have been a social worker and counselor since 1993. I have had the opportunity to work with people from all over the world, The United States and a diverse a mix of race, culture, class, gender and religion, as well as socio-economic class as one can imagine. I love it! I learn from you as much as you learn from me.

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Rhode Island Multicultural DJ and Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism relates to communities containing multiple cultures. The term is used in two broad ways, either descriptively or normatively. As a descriptive term, it usually refers to the simple fact of cultural diversity: it is generally applied to the demographic make-up of a specific place, sometime at the organizational level, e.g. schoolsbusinessesneighborhoodscities, or nations.

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As a normative term, it refers to ideologies or policies that promote this diversity or its institutionalization; in this sense, multiculturalism is a society “at ease with the rich tapestry of human life and the desire amongst people to express their own identity in the manner they see fit.” Such ideologies or policies vary widely, including country to country, ranging from the advocacy of equal respect to the various cultures in a society, to a policy of promoting the maintenance of cultural diversity, to policies in which people of various ethnic and religious groups are addressed by the authorities as defined by the group they belong to. However, two main different and seemingly inconsistent strategies have developed through different Government policies and strategies: The first focuses on interaction and communication between different cultures. Interactions of cultures provide opportunities for the cultural differences to communicate and interact to create multiculturalism. This approach is also often known as interculturalism. The second centers on diversity and cultural uniqueness. Cultural isolation can protect the uniqueness of the local culture of a nation or area and also contribute to global cultural diversity. A common aspect of many policies following the second approach is that they avoid presenting any specific ethnic, religious, or cultural community values as central.

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Multiculturalism is often contrasted with the concepts of assimilationism and has been described as a “salad bowl” or “cultural mosaic” rather than a “melting potWikipedia

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If you are looking for a really fun Rhode Island Multicultural DJ, I can help.

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Another MultiCultural Wedding: DJ for Filipino-Italian Wedding

One of the joys of living and performing in the NYC/NJ/Philly Region is the opportunity to work as a professional DJ with Multicultural Weddings. I received a request for a quote from a young lady whose sister is getting married in November. It is a small wedding at View Of The Hudson in Piermont, NY.  She has the honor of both being her sister and Maid of Honor and is required to find and secure a professional DJ for her sister’s wedding.  We exchanged several emails before having a fun and informative conversation via the phone.


It turns out she is from a Filipino family and her sister’s fiancé is Italian. My Mom’s family is Italian and I grew up eating mostly Italian food from an excellent cook that has spoiled me for life.


I love to DJ Multi-Cultural Weddings. They are so much fun and always have a few interesting twists to add spice and variety to any event.  This one should be no exception. I too am from a Multi-Cultural family and it provided some unique and peculiar traditions when both sides of the family gathered together. I know many professional DJs flinch when presented with cultures they are not originally from; I do not understand this. I look forward to these events and the new experiences they offer. In the past year I have performed at about ten weddings with Brides and Grooms of different races, cultures or continents. I learn something new at every one of them and meet great people. Glad I am here in New Jersey where this kind of wedding is commonplace.


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Music, Dance and Culture As A Professional DJ

It does not happen often, but every now and then I have to really dig into my experience as a professional DJ to figure out how to make things work at an event.  Most recently, it was due to some cultural differences that I did not take into account and fortunately was helped by some of the guests to understand and find an effective solution.

Even though I have lived and traveled through a large section of Eastern and Central Asia, I still view how an event is supposed to go in the USA from an American perspective. This is not necessarily a bad thing but can be a blind-spot when not taking into account cultural differences. If I was in South Korea or Uzbekistan, I would not think twice about ASSUMING the way we do it here is the way it is done there. But being here in the USA, my vision is not as wide and expansive at times since it is my home.  I ASSUMED that the order of events that are typical for an American social event were the same everywhere, big mistake. I know better. I ASSUMED that there is some time before dinner for people to mingle and settle, dinner, cake/coffee/tea and then everybody is ready to let go and dance till they are cleaning the tables and folding chairs. This is not the case everywhere.

The event I was providing professional DJ services for was a high school graduation party for an American Punjabi family. The event was at an Indian Restaurant and they followed Indian traditional order of social events.  The dancing for events is between the appetizers and the main meal, not after the main meal. I did not know this, I do now!

Again, if not for the willing guests who showed me the way, I am afraid the party would not have been the success it was. I am grateful they took the time to explain to me how this works and what to do. They even shared with me what music to play when!

The lesson learned for me is an old lesson relived: Don’t make ASSUMPTIONS, especially with cultural differences.


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Slow Music Works For A Good DJ Too!

Most folks when thinking about their wedding and its accompanying playlist; they think of partying, up-tempo music. Every now and then a couple wants slow music as their preferred choice for their reception. It is not as uncommon as one would assume as a professional Wedding DJ.

Recently a Bride and Groom thought they had guests that did not like to dance, “We are Chinese and are too shy to dance, especially to fast music”. I smiled thinking in my head I have heard this before as a Wedding DJ  and saw the results of picking the correct songs for that audience and people not only danced, they grooved to fast and slow tunes.

The reception started out with folks requesting all slow songs but halfway through, The Maid of Honor began the trend of asking for dancing tunes. Her excitement and energy let me know there would be dancing and not just slow songs.

As soon as dinner was completed. I played a few slow tunes to get folks on the dance floor and it was less than two minutes later before it was full of couples dancing slow and lovingly.  After I sensed they were ready, I switched to some of the faster, popular songs as a bridge, and it worked.  They danced to everything non-stop till it was time for dessert.

Another great wedding with happy friends and family for the Wedding DJ!

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DJ Spins Another Totally Fun Wedding!

If you have been following my blogs, you know that I had been looking forward to The Wedding of Yomi & Mark. I have really grown to know and like them very much. I can’t lie, I knew in advance this would be a fun wedding based on the music they choose and just spending time with them. The wedding was held at Stevens Institute in Hoboken, NJ right on the Hudson River with a fabulous view of Manhattan, NYC, NY.  The ceremony was outside near sunset with a scare by some swirling winds making us believe we would have to move inside due to possible storms but we were fortunate it styed beautiuful and even lowered the temperature a few degrees. Here is what the ceremony looked like:

With The Groomsmen looking stately:

And of course The Bridesmaids were stunning:

The Bride and Groom are such wonderful people that I knew they would look outstanding because they love each other and have great friends and family.

One of the unique aspects of their reception they decided in advance that since they were having a buffet, they wanted us to play dance and fun Wedding DJ music all night long without the often mellowing effect that dinner music can sometimes facilitate. It worked as it had at other weddings that we have determined this style was preferred for certain receptions.

This allowed people to come on and off the dance floor as they felt moved and ate when they needed a break or hungry. Another advantage is that there are people on the dance floor all night and not waiting for others to get started. There were couples and individuals choosing to dance without the need of a full dance floor.

After everybody was done eating and warmed-up, things really got rockin’ and nobody wanted the night to end, including the Wedding DJ himself.

A good time was had by all.

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DJ Wedding Ceremony Prelude Music

A Wedding DJ often gets asked by Brides and Grooms preparing for their Wedding, “What is the best Prelude Music to have in the background before our Ceremony?”


The answer is actually pretty easy and painless. First,the Wedding DJ need to know what kind of music you are wanting to create the right mood for your guests as they find their seats and excitedly settle in anticipating  your ceremony. Most people appreciate either some nice calming Classical, Acoustic piano, guitar or harp or gentle Jazz.


Here are some popular Wedding DJ suggestions for you to consider:


 Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach) 8.96/10 (62
 Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach) 8.47/10 (10 ratings)
 Air on the G String( Bach) 8.1/10 (30 ratings)
Love of My Life (Jim Brickman) 8.03/10 (83 ratings)
Canon in D Minor (Pachelbel)
A Gift of a Thistle (James Horner)
Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto (Bach) 5/10 (13 ratings)
The Wedding Song (Kenny G) 4.74/10 (94 ratings)
Claire de Lune (Debussy)
Air from Water Music (George Frideric Handel) 2.78/10 (8 ratings)
 The Secret Wedding )James Horner)
Brandenburg Concerto #2 (Bach)


What ideas do you have?

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Two Worlds Connect Through Wedding DJ Music

I always get excited when hired to DJ and MC a wedding from a Bride and Groom of different cultures, which seems to be my specialty these days. The challenge and opportunity to blend styles of Wedding DJ music and genres during such an important celebration is fun and inspiring. In advance, I am often a bit concerned that it will not work. What if the family from The Groom’s culture will not appreciate the music from The Bride’s culture? Or the reverse?  What if it is too much of a stretch for them to connect? Is it realistic for everybody to just be placed in the same room and find a way to have fun and enjoy the magic of the wedding?


The answer is NO! It is not a stretch or a problem for an experienced Wedding DJ.

It is not something to fear or be concerned about. A good professional Wedding DJ with experience blending and balancing music will not have a problem making your wedding a fantastic success! Make sure you sit down with your professional Wedding DJ and take time planning your musical selections and playlists together. Listen to their experience and be clear what it is you want; it is your wedding. Listening to Brides and Event Planners, as well as that of your guests are some of the most critical skills of an outstanding Wedding DJ.

It is 2011 and we do not have to settle for Prima Donna DJs that are not interested in listening or respecting the needs of Brides, Grooms or Event Planners. Today’s professional Wedding DJs need to be able and interested in quality communication and direction, while being able to follow their own intuitive talents in meeting the needs of diverse groups and populations. This is not 1980 anymore where the Wedding DJ was in charge and everybody had to put-up with whatever they did because we didn’t know any better or were not able to find anoutstanding Wedding DJ.

Today there are many outstanding Wedding DJs. Take your time in hiring the right one for your unique wedding or event. The professional Wedding DJ is not the place to compromise. Know what you want and do not be afraid to ask for it and expect it be honored. It is your wedding or event.

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Good DJs Love Diversity

On Friday night I had another professional DJ gig at Buskers in Hoboken. I like being there since the crowd is fun and friendly. As a professional DJ, the part that I like best is the diversity of requests and the opportunity to play music from all over the musical spectrum, like all good DJs.


When does a professional DJ get to play Hall & Oats, The White Stripes, The Cure, Madonna, Britney Spears, Chumawumba, Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Black Eyed Peas, Frank Sinatra and of course Rihanna?


I appreciate diversity of music, people, foods and lifestyles. This is one of the benefits of being  New York and New Jersey professional DJ. We get to play all kinds of music if we are willing to step outside of the norm and be open to life and all the great talented artists we have!  I think New York and New Jersey professional DJs are fortunate to have such diverse people at most gigs. I can not imagine what it would be like to only listen to or play one style of music all the time. Glad I do not have to find out:)




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