Ethnic Music Meaning

(music, US) The classic body of recordings of Central and Eastern European immigrants to the United States from the early to mid-20th century, and music in that style.

Example: Used other than as an idiom: see ethnic,‎ music.
(Music in a style characteristic of foreign-born people.): As an American, I enjoy listening to American music like jazz and country, but I don't like ethnic music.
(Any kind of traditional or folk music.): Popular and classical music are so stuffy, I prefer listening to the rootsy sounds of ethnic music.
(Music in a distinct style associated with an ethnicity.): Hungarians produce a lot of good rock and hip hop music, but it's their ethnic music that I find especially interesting.
2012. Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8. "Ethnic Music". Martin Stokes. Pg 204.
  By 1920 Columbia and Victor had issued around 21,000 copies of ethnic music each.
2003. Horn Man: The Polish-American Musician in Twentieth-century Detroit. Laurie Palazzolo. Pg. 83.
  This period marked the beginning of a wonderful, if short-lived, era for ethnic music.
1992. [A Passion for Polka: Old-time Ethnic Music in America]. Victor Greene. Pg. 245.
  Welk is much better known for his immensely successful programs over television, which began in the early 50s after the era of "ethnic music" acceptance