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Music Online: Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street Press)

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  • Update Frequency: Irregular - the database will grow to 50,000 tracks at completion.
  • Audience: General, Research, Undergraduate

    Contemporary World Music will contain 50,000 tracks that delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. This database is a complementary database to Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries - it includes a blend of contemporary and traditional world music recordings from many labels throughout the world. The focus is concentrated on contemporary genres, such as fusion and world beat. Users can trace the history of a people's music by comparing the traditional styles with the modern interpretations offered in this database.

    See also: American Song, Naxos Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries®.

    Access: On and off campus.
    Database provider: Alexander Street Press

    Express Link (bookmark): GALILEO Express Link