Covers all topics related to music, including musical instruments, compositional forms and scientific topics. Biographical entries cover composers, performers and writers. Offers links to related sites including sound archives.
Production: Produced in collaboration with the National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka) and Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings.
You may want to browse in the 9 guide books to this set of 30 DVDs: v.1. Introduction -- v.2. East Asia -- v.3. Southeast Asia -- v.4. South Asia -- v.5. Middle East & Africa -- v.6. Soviet Union -- v.7. Europe -- v.8. Americas -- v.9. Oceania.
Naxos Music Library World is one of the most comprehensive collections of world music available online. It offers over 60,800* tracks from more than 6,380* albums. Over 13,100* artists are represented. Naxos Music Library World comprises the catalogues of Smithsonian Folkways and many other labels. All this can be accessible from computers in academic libraries, homes, or offices. Naxos Music Library World is owned by Naxos Digital Services US, Incorporated. (*As of April 1, 2016)
Contemporary world music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku and more.