The WSU Libraries have a subscription to Contemporary World Music from Alexander Street Press. This is a fantastic resource offering a variety of selections from around the world.
In the advanced search feature, you can find music according to cultural group.
Reference Works for Cultural Studies
Reference books are excellent resources for investigating a potential topic and finding inspiration for your research. The following sources may help you to conduct some preliminary research while focussing your topic:
Individual chapters trace developments in German culture--including national identity, class and race issues and the arts--from the nineteenth century to the present. There is a chronology and guide to further reading. Overall, the Companion offers an invaluable guide to the political and social processes that shaped modern Germany.
This interdisciplinary text introduces the student to the diverse musical cultures that constitute America's musical landscape. Chapters cover twelve communities, from the West Indian steel drum bands of Brooklyn, to Mexican-American mariachi music. .
"By comparing and contrasting America's musical styles across regions and time periods, Kingman delivers a clear vision of American music that encompasses the historical sources of all American music, the ways in which diverse styles have influenced each other, and the cultural contributions of America's innovative and original composers."
A database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. It has songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
This resource contains 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