World Music becomes Global Music at the Grammys, but has anything really changed?
On 3 November 2020, news broke that the Grammys had chosen to rename the category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music Album. In a statement released on the Grammys website on 9 November, the Recording Academy acknowledged the significance of the change in terminology. World Music is a contentious, colonial-rooted term in contrast to Global Music, which they describe as “more relevant, modern, and inclusive”. While this change is a welcome and significant gesture, it does raise questio