'Popular World Music' is an introductory level text written to introduce students to popular music styles from around the world. Focusing on styles familiar to students - from Reggae to Klezmer, from Afro-Pop to J-Pop - the book offers a listening-oriented introduction to the world's popular musical cultures. Each chapter focuses on a specific music style and its associated geographic locale. The salient musical and cultural features associated with each example are discussed. Relevant artists are highlighted and suggestions for further reading and listening are offered.