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World Music: Background Info

Books, Music, Videos & more for researching the music of cultures around the world.

Garland Volumes

Volume 1: Africa

Volume 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

Volume 3: The United States & Canada

Volume 4: Southeast Asia

Volume 5: South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent

Volume 6: The Middle East

Volume 7: East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea

Volume 8: Europe

Volume 9: Australia & the Pacific Islands


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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

An essential source for world music research;
includes information AND sample music tracks.



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