Global Rhythm is a colorful and well-written monthly publication that surveys the world music scene. The magazine includes music reports from all corners of the earth and adds stories about travel, foods, culture and lifestyle to the mix. Best of all is the cd sampler included with each issue. A full 60 minutes in length, it is always full of surprises with familiar and unknown artists that run the gamut from traditional to post-modern. Look for it at larger bookstores or newsstands. You can also subscribe at the website.
[Bad news: The print magazine ceased publication in 2008. Worse news: The digital magazine they launched now appears defunct. -- SL]