Music: World Music
World Music, information and streaming
BBC Radio 3 is one of the best sources for information about world music. You can also listen live online to programs like Late Junction and World Routes.
Articles on World Music from Printed Magazines
- Ethnic Newswatch This link opens in a new windowFull text newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic minority and native press. Provides a rich collection of articles, editorials, and reviews with a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints. Also a good source of ethnic recipes. Coverage is from 1980 to the present. View the Ethnic NewsWatch handout
News items about World Music from NPR
Japanese Traditional Musical Instruments
Learn more about Japanese music with this interactive site from PBS that lets you to listen to five different musical instruments, either separately or in combination with each other.
West African Music from the 1970s.
During the 1970s, ethnomusicologist James Koetting traveled to Ghana and recorded 142 reels of musical performances from arts festivals, traditional ceremonies and events, stage concerts, church services, and informal gatherings and sessions.
The entire collection, which includes sections of Koetting's notebooks, a gallery of images, and a list of additional resources, is accessible online through the Brown University Library. Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning more about West African traditional and popular music.