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Database Information

Smithsonian Global Sound

Smithsonian Global Sound
Global Sound
Music Online

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with a variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. The database includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies. Also part of the Music Online database.

Content Types:
Sound Recordings

Resource Type:
Digital Collection (Non-Text)