Isn't the title analogous to the phrase, "think globally and act locally"? Yes, the genre, world-music is no different than that. A local flavor of music available for a global audience is what it is all about.
Globalization and the internet has reduced the knowledge gaps considerably and has shown how powerful common man's ideas/thoughts are. They have helped several local artists attain global fame as well. Truly, we're blessed to live in an era where technology has made lives easier and the internet has helped common man identify his calling and achieve success in many ways.
Here's an original composition from my home production, The Cocoknot Theori. The track has both local and global flavors and has traces of raag Sumanesa Ranjani in Carnatic music blended with progressive rock and heavy metal grooves.
Who's your favorite artist and what's your favorite track in the world-music genre? Share them in the comments below.