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World Music & Ethnomusicology
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Reference Materials on Cultures & Ethnicities
  • Ethnic Groups Worldwide : A Ready Reference Handbook
    By David Levinson. Phoenix, AZ: 1998. Available in print in Wilson Reference or as an electronic book online, this work intends "to provide readers with an easy-to-use, accurate, up-to-date guide to ethnic groups in the contemporary world." The four sections of the book are: Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and The Americas.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library Reference GN325 .L46 1998 Non-Circulating
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    • Encyclopedia of World Cultures. Supplement, 2002 (print)
      "This volume, with one hundred new articles, supplements the award-winning 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Cultures ... organized and prepared by the Human Relations Area Files"
      • Location(s): TC Wilson Library Reference Quarto GN307 .E53 1991 Suppl. Non-Circulating
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  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
    Useful for comparative overview of cultures. Most entries provide brief information in each of twenty standard categories for over 500 culture groups. v. 1. Africa / v. 2. Americas / v. 3. Asia and Oceania / v.4. Europe.
    • Location(s): WILSON Reference Quarto GN333 .W67 1998
    • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Online) Authentication Required
      Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.
      • Location(s): earlier edition in print: WILSON Reference Quarto GN333 .W67 1998
Reference Materials on World Music
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
    This 7-volume set covers popular music globally. Vol.1. covers Media, industry and society; v. 2. Performance and production; v. 3. Caribbean and Latin America; v. 4. North America; v. 5. Asia and Oceania; v. 6. Africa and the Middle East; and v. 7. Europe.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Reference ML102.P66 C66 2003 Non-Circulating
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  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music Authentication Required
    Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India Authentication Required
    Covers Indian music through 2,000 years of history. Entries cover forms of music from classical to film-originated, as well as dance styles, technical terms, instruments, and biographies of vocalists, musicologists, saint poets, gurus, composers, and instrumentalists. With 5,000 entries by approximately 100 contributors, the work spans all regions of India, and also covers the music of the Subcontinent, including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Reference Materials on Ethnomusicology
  • Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader
    Edited by Jennifer C. Post. New York: Routledge, 2006. This collected work includes scholarly articles on different aspects and topics in the field along with a glossary and detailed listings of key books, books, research resources, audio and video titles and web sites.
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  • Ethnomusicology, An Introduction
    Edited by Helen Myers. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992. Part of the the Norton/Grove Handbooks in Music Series, this book provides a good overview of the field and annotated bibliography for further research.
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  • Ethnomusicology: A Research & Information Guide
    Guides for research and links to online information -- Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks -- Bibliographies, discographies and videographies -- Indexing and abstracting Sources -- Journals -- Audio Recordings -- Video Recordings -- Books.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library General Collection (ML128.E8 P67 2011 )
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  • Ethnomusicology: A Study of its Nature, its Problems, Methods and Representative Personalities to Which is Added a Bibliography
    By Jaap Kunst. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1974. One of the most significant guidebooks to the field, including over 5000 works in the bibliography. A core resource for research in the field.
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  • Ethnomusicology: Historical and Regional Studies
    Edited by Helen Myers. New York: W.W.Norton, 1993. Part of the Norton/Grove Handbooks in Music series. Provides an overview of the field, with topical essays and current bibliographies.
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  • Ethnomusicology Research: A Select Annotated Bibliography
    By Ann Briegleb Schuursma. New York: Garland, 1991. Part of the Garland Library of Music Ethnology, the guide covers some of the most important theoretical writing in the field.
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  • The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-one Issues and Concepts
    By Bruno Nettl. 2nd ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005. This work presents articles on key concepts, issues and trends along with a excellent bibliography for further study.
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  • Oxford Scholarship Online - Music Collection Authentication Required
    Collection of monographs covering a broad range of music scholarship, including musicology and music history, ethnomusicology, and music theory. Includes classic works, fundamental texts, and recently published titles.
Books on World Music
  • Rough Guide to World Music
    v. 1. Africa & Middle East -- v. 2. Europe, Asia & the Pacific -- v. 3. Latin, USA & Caribbean.
    • Location(s): TC Music Library Reference (ML102.W67 W67 2006 )
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Audio & Video Resources for Ethnic & World Music
  • American Music (previously American Song & African American Song) Authentication Required
    American Song is a history database that contains ~12,00 tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
  • Dance in Video, Vol. 1 Authentication Required
    Searchable database containing streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Videos can be browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Material types include documentaries, editorials, instructional, interviews, and performances. Database users may create their own custom playlists and video clips.
  • Database of Recorded American Music Authentication Required
    The Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) is a collaboration between New World Records, Composers Recordings Inc., and New York University. DRAM facilitates research in American music by offering on-demand access to audio-streaming files of complete works by American composers. More than 4,000 albums from over 40 independent record labels and archives, documenting over 7,500 compositions from the catalogs of the New World, CRI, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Mutable, and other record labels. Ranging from folk to opera, native American to jazz, 19th-century "classical" to early rock, and musical theater to contemporary, electronic, and more, DRAM's goal is to make available for educational use and scholarly research the widest possible spectrum of recorded American music. Alongside the high-quality music streams, complete liner notes, scholarly essays, bibliographies, and discographies are available for viewing on the Database. Playlists can be created by faculty to address specific curriculum needs.
  • Naxos Music Library Authentication Required
    The Naxos Music Library is an online collection of recorded music in streaming audio-- primarily classical music, plus smaller collections of world music and jazz.
  • Naxos Video Library Authentication Required
    A performing arts video library with hundreds of operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. It includes the Naxos DVD label, Opus Arte, Arthaus, Dacapo, EuroArts, among others and is continuously updated to offer the best selection of performing arts videos.
  • World Music Authentication Required
    World Music is a Web-based resource that streams over 1.5 million audio tracks from about 130,000 albums, plus 22 videos. The content ranges from reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.


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