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Music resources: World music

World music resources

Each of these sites is freely available from a university or non-profit organization and has primary resources on various types of traditional and world music. I will not include any sites that require a login or represent a for-profit institution. Please do not send me suggestions that fall outside of these parameters.

Passado Musical
Online repository of traditional Brazilian music; site is in Portuguese

Woody Guthrie
Pictures, lyrics, song samples hosted by the Woody Guthrie Foundation

International Library of African Music
Hosted by Rhodes University in South Africa

Digital Library of Appalachia
Hosted by Appalachian College Association Central Library

MELE Project of Hawaiian Music
Hosted by Honolulu Community College

Comhaltas Traditional Music Archive (Ireland)
Hosted by Comhaltas Regional Resource Centres of Ireland

ITMA Digital Library
Irish Traditional Music Archive

Dagomba Dance-Drumming (Ghana)
Hosted by Tufts University

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

Digital Collection of East African Recordings
Hosted by Vanderbilt University