Praise for The No-Nonsense Guide to World Music

‘A mapping of the world’s rich and ever-changing musical landscape . . . fascinating and thoroughly informative.’ Jocelyn Pook, composer

‘Gray has well-tuned political antennae, and, unlike many writers on World Music, has some broad sense of what is currently going on beyond the confines of the latest record label press release, including an awareness of radical and experimental work.’ Clive Bell, The Wire

‘Louise Gray confronts with unflinching intelligence, insight, fairness, and a keen awareness of how politics, cultural and contextual differences, fantasies and more prosaic expectations must be taken into account before this remarkable story can be fully understood.’ David Toop, musician, author and sound curator