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

News items about World Music from NPR

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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.