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Sound Resources

Archival Sound Recordings of World and Traditional Music from the British Library

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is a database resource that lets you listen to all kinds of music on your computer. This explains where you will find albums that you can review for your upcoming assignment!!

Because it is a database paid for by Oklahoma City University, to access it you MUST be on a campus computer or logged in through your BlueLink account if you are off campus. The hyperlink you see above here to the database will only work if you are on a campus computer or logged in through your BlueLink account.

This is what the homepage for Naxos Music Library looks like:

Up at the top you’ll find the search box:

The best way to find World Music Resources in Naxos Music Library is to click on the “Genres” tab, which is the fifth organizational tab from the left just under the search box.

Then pull down to “World” and click on that.

And that leads you to a list that looks like this—see, 146 DIFFERENT PAGES OF WORLD MUSIC ALBUMS TO REVIEW!!!!

You can search by country using the alphabetical list you’ll see just below where it mentions that you can listen to authenitc and crossover music from Timblia to Jiangnan, from Russian folk songs to Icelandic ballads!

World Music Articles

You may need your OCU email username and password to access electronic resources.

SEARCH EBSCOhost Databases listed below

Journal Articles

Search the library's online research databases, including JSTOR, The Music Index Online, Academic Search Premier, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, or ERIC education resources.

Afribeat "an online journal for African music that promotes independence and cultural authenticty. It is a collection of music, musicians, literature, oral and written history / philosophy. Founded in 2000, it is a promotional portal for cultural sharing and the philosophy of togetherness... ." Maintained by Struan Douglas. Based in Durban, South Africa.

World Music Reference Resources

Important World Music Resources in Dulaney Browne Library

Nettl, Bruno, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, and Timothy Rice. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. New York: Garland Pub, 1998. 1st Floor Reference section 780.9 G169 v. 1-10.

Online Reference Resources

Search Oxford Music Online, a database of full-text music reference.

For Scores

Search ebrary sheet music . You can also visit http://www.imslp.org, an open-access website for scores. Be aware that you should use this site with caution both for anything published after 1924 in the USA and for all items published abroad, regardless of the year, as copyright law may still be in effect.

World Music Related Websites

World Music Websites

World Music Network

National Geographic World Music

World Music Central


World Music Link TV

World: NPR

Center for World Music and Related Arts

Archive of World Music Collection—Harvard University


World Music Organization

EVIA Digital Archive:

Africa Hit Music for TV Watch African music videos 24/7. Requires a fast internet connection. Videos from Koffi Olomide, Salif Keita, etc. Also has audio only files. "Videos of Coupé decalé, Ndombolo, Cabo love, Soukous, African hip hop, African reggae, Mbalax, Makossa, Mandingue and more…"



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