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Streaming Music with Contemporary World Music
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:
Musics of Multicultural America by
Call Number: Holland and Terrell ML3477 .M88 1997
Publication Date: 1997-11-10
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. .
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music by
Call Number: Terrell Library Reference ML100 .G16 1998
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
A ten-volume work, located in the reference area of Terrell Library. Accompanying CDs are available from Media Materials and Reserves, on the ground floor of Terrell. Call number
American Music: a Panorama by
Call Number: Holland and Terrell ML200 .K55 2003
Publication Date: 2002-12-02
"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."
Streaming Music Collections
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.
Contemporary World Music
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