Friday Fun: World Music

Are you going to the World Music Festival on Wed., Sept. 17? If you don’t have a ticket, or for other reasons can’t attend the parts of the Festival, or if you just want more world music, Andersen Library has options for you!

The Library’s collection of music CDs is in two parts, one of which is in “waterfall” shelving and arranged by genres, including World Music (“WOR”), e.g., Acoustic Africa (2nd-floor Browsing CDs, WOR Aco). Browse there or search Research@UWW’s “Books, Media and more (UW Whitewater)” to also find the CDs that are in wooden shelving near the waterfalls and in order by Library call numbers, e.g., Tangazo music of Latin America (2nd-floor Academic Browsing CDs, M1000 .T364 1993).

A streaming music database to which Andersen Library subscribes is Naxos Music Library. On the navigation bar, hover on “Genres” and click “World.” The list promises that you can “Listen to Authentic and crossover music from Timbila to Jiangnan, from Russian folk songs to Icelandic ballads.” For example, Mali: Kandia Kouyate / Mah Damba / Sali Sidibe / Oumou Sangare: The Divas from Mali.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, another Andersen Library subscription, provides audio selections as well as textual information about world music.

cover of World Music bookAndersen Library also has many books on world music, such as World music: A very short introduction (3rd-floor Main Collection, ML3470 .B68 2002), The Rough guide to world music (2nd-floor Reference Collection, ML102.W67 W67 2006), World music: A global journey (3rd-floor Main Collection, ML3798 .M53 2006), and many other titles that focus on particular geographical areas.

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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