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World Music: Introductory/General Books

This guide provides information on world music and ethnomusicology through geographical studies. There are links to books and periodicals.

Book Series

Oxford University Press publishes the Global Music Series which includes more than 20 books on different geographic regions by different authors. Each book is issued with a CD.  The call number of the CD will be on the same catalog record as the book; ask for these by "MusicCD" number at the Listening Center.


Routledge Music's new series (2008) Focus on World Music currently includes several titles and accompanying CDs.

Routledge also publishes the Garland Handbooks of World Music.  These are excerpts from the corresponding volumes of the Garland Encyclopedia and include CDs as well.


Some of these resources may be located in the Music Library's reference section, and can only be used within the library. Click on the title to check the location and availability.


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