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Learn about & listen to over 40,000 songs w/new online resource - Smithsonian Global Sound

If your personal or scholarly interests focus on folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz, or world music, the Libraries' newest online resource will rock your socks off.

Smithsonian Global Sound provides over 2900 online audio recordings (over 42,000 tracks) of American folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz, spoken word, and world music. It 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.

Users can access Smithsonian Global Sound from the front page of the Libraries website, by following the path: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Arts and Humanities > Music > Core > Smithsonian Global Sound.

Posted May 17, 2010