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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!
You may need your OCU email username and password to access electronic 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.
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 Websites
Archive of World Music Collection—Harvard University
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…"