Mumford and Sons Embrace World Music
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

  • Posted by: Don Saas



Maybe next week I'll write the long article I've been meaning to put together for a year now about when cultural appropriation is cultural exchange and when it's single-sided stealing from a marginalized culture because I'm not necessarily sure that I think cultural appropriation the way some folks define it is always something that's actively bad. It should just always be noted for what it is. But that's next week's think piece. This week we have British folk superstars Mumford & Sons teaming up with African artists Baaba Maal and the Very Best for a new world music fused single called "There Will Be Time" and although Mumford & Sons trying to do their version of Graceland isn't necessarily something that you might think works on paper, this track does, and by allowing the African vocalists to dominate the first half of the song before it explodes into an almost late 80s/early 90s-esque Elton John sounding number, it's clear that Mumford & Sons see their collaborators on the track as partners.



Dig the song above (as well as a live video for it) and watch our classic session with the band below.

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