Two music databases published by Alexander Street Press that you can explore are American Song and Contemporary World Music.

American Song is described as a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America’s past.  It includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys with such titles as American Indian Powwow : music of the Navajo Indians and Afro-American spirituals, work songs and ballads.

ARC, 2012

ARC, 2012

 

Rounder Records, 1998

Rounder Records, 1998

Contemporary World Music contains great sounds of all regions from every continent.  It includes genres such as reggae, worldbeat, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more, with such titles as Egypt unveiled and Afro-Mandinka soul : Seckou Keita Quartet.

ARC, 2011

ARC, 2011

 

ARC, 2006

ARC, 2006

These, and much more, are available for anyone to use here in the Library via the website, and if you’re one of our Victorian registered users you can log in from home and explore at your leisure!

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