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Music (SUBJECT GUIDE): World Music

A comprehensive resource guide for music research

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General World Music Reference

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World / John Shepherd, David Horn and Dave Laing
REF ML 102 .P66 C66 2003 v.1-10

Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide / Jennifer C. Post
Online Book

Ethnomusicology and Folk Music:  An International Bibliography of Dissertations and Theses / F. Gillis and A.P. Merriam, comp.
ML 128 .E8 G5

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
REF ML 100 .G16 1998 v.1-10 (and online)

Reference Materials in Ethnomusicology / Bruno Nettl
REF ML 128 .M8 N5 1967

World Music: The Rough Guide / Simon Broughton
REF ML 3545 .W66 1994

American Folk Music Reference

A Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong / Charles Haywood

North American Indian Music: A Guide to Published Sources and Selected Recordings / Richard Keeling
ML 128 .F75 K44 1997

Notes and Sources for Folk Songs of the Catskills / Norman Cazden, Herbert Haufrecht, & Norman Studer
ML 128 .F74 C4 1982

The Folk Music Sourcebook / Larry Sandberg

Asian Music References

Ancient and Oriental Music / Egon Wellesz
ML 160 .N44 v.1

China: A Journey into its Musical Art / Sin-yan Shen
ML 336 .S463 2000

Hmong Music in Vietnam / Hồng Tha
ML 345 .V5 H66 1995

An Introduction to Indian Music / B. Chaitanya Deva
ML 338 .D495 I6

Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia / William P. Malm
ML 330 .M3

Music in Mainland Southeast Asia: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture / Gavin Douglas
ML 330 .D68 2009

Music in South India: The Karṇāṭak Concert Tradition and Beyond / T. Viswanathan, Matthew Harp Allen
ML 338 .V57 2004

The Music of Hindostan (1914) / A.H. Fox Strangways
ML 338 .F79

Understanding Indian Music / Baburao Joshi
ML 338 .J68

The Yellow Bell: A Brief Sketch of the History of Chinese Music / Chao-Mei-Pa, Meibo Zhao
ML 336 .C46

Eurpopean Folk Music References

Allgemeines Deutsches Kommersbuch: ursprünglich herausgegeben von Hermann und Moritz Schauenburg​
M 1961 .S31 1958

The Companion to Irish Traditional Music / Fintan Vallely, ed.
Online Book

Flamenco, Body and Soul: An Aficionado's Introduction / Juan Serrano, Jose Elgorriaga
ML 3712 .S5 1990

Hebridean Folksongs: A Collection of Waulking Songs / Donald MacCormick
M 1746 .M126 H4

Music and German National Identity / Celia Applegate and Pamela Potter, eds.
ML 275 .M933 2002

The Oxford Book of Sea Songs / Roy Palmer
M 1977 .S2 O95 1986

African-American Reference

Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians / Eileen Southern
REF ML 105 .S67 1982

Black American Music: Past and Present / Hildred Roach
ML 3556 .R58 1992

Black Music in America:  A Bibliography / J. Skowronski.
REF ML 128 .B45 S6

Lift Every Voice: The History of African American Music / Burton W. Peretti
ML 3556 .P45 2009

The Music of Black Americans: A History / Eileen Southern
ML 3556 .S74 1997

The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States / Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.
ML 3556 .F65 1995

Repercussions: A Celebration of African-American Music / Geoffrey Haydon and Dennis Marks, eds.
ML 3556 .R38 1985

Source Book of African and Afro-American Materials for Music Educators / J.A. Standifer, Barbara Reeder
ML 120 .A35 S76

Spirituals: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography for Research and Performance / Kathleen A. Abromeit
REF ML 3556 .A27 2015

African Music Reference

The African Imagination in Music / Kofi Agawu
ML3760 .A42 2016

Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians / Eileen Southern
REF ML 105 .S67 1982

The Music of Africa / J. H. Kwabena Nketia
ML350.N595 M9

South African Music: A Century of Traditions in Transformation / Carol A. Muller
ML350 .M85 2004

Latin & South American Music References

El cantar folklórico de Puerto Rico: Estudio y florilegio / Marcelino J. Canino Salgado
PQ7430 .C36

Culture at the Cutting Edge: Caribbean Popular Music
Online Book

Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents / Bruno Nettl
ML 3549 .N5

From Tejano to Tango: Latin American Popular Music / Walter Aaron Clark, ed.
ML 3475 .F76 2002

The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music / Dale A. Olsen and Daniel E. Sheehy, eds.
ML 199 .G36 2000

A Guide to the Music of Latin America / Gilbert Chase
ML 120 .S7 C47 1962

Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History / Malena Kuss, ed.
ML 199 .M858 2004

Music in Latin American Culture: Regional Traditions / John M. Schechter, ed.
ML199 .M86 1999

Music of Latin America / Nicolas Slonimsky
ML 199 .S55

Origins of Cuban Music and Dance: Changüí / Benjamin Lapidus
ML 3486 .C82 L37 2008

Native American Music References

A Cry from the Earth: Music of the North American Indians / John Bierhorst
ML 3557 .B53 1992

The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet / Brian Wright-McLeod
REF ML156.4.I5 W75 2005

Song of the Sky: Versions of Native American Song-Poems / Brian Swann
PS 3569 .W256 S66 1993