Includes many sound collections including:
Alan Lomax Collection of Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music From the Thirties
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection
Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection
The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
Omaha Indian Music
Founded by Alan Lomax to explore and preserve the world's expressive traditions and cultural practices.
Dedicated to ensuring that children
learn about the oral traditions
of their families and localities.
Sounds. World and Traditional Music. British Library.
Choose The World and
Traditional Music to find
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains important genres such as 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.
The largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior –
more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion.
The collection covers
every region of the world
and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century,
including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.
Includes music and dance.
Collection of music, dance, and speech
from around the globe, recorded by
ethnographers at times when
mass communications were less pervasive
than they are now.
Search by map or by geographical color wheel.
Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann
A reference library and archives for Irish traditional music and dance, including music from the island of Ireland, Irish settlements abroad, and non-Irish performers of Irish traditional music. The Digital Library includes sound recordings, images, and digitized books and scores from the library's collections.
Recordings of world music are often difficult to find. This discography of world music recordings in the Vassar College Libraries may be helpful if you can not find streamed recordings. This listing has been closed as of January 1, 2010. Many of the recordings in this collection are LPs which must be used in the Vassar Music Library. For compact discs acquired after this date, check the Vassar College online catalog.