Skip to Main Content
PASCAL Delivers borrowing and lending will be turned off on Thursday, December 21, 2023 and resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 for the winter break.

Music: World music


The World Atlas of Musical Instruments

By Abrashev, Bozhidar, et al.

Call Number: Reference ML460 .A37 2012

Ethnomusicology: Historical and regional studies

By Myers, Helen

Call Number: ML3798 .E84 1992

The Rough Guide to World Music

By Broughton, Simon, et al.

Call Number: Reference ML102.W67 W67 1999

Origins and Development of Musical Instruments

By Montagu, Jeremy

Call Number: Reference ML460 .M76 2007

Featured eBooks

Representing African Music

By Agawu, V. Kofi


Korean Musical Drama

By Um, Hae-kyung



Music of the First Nations

By Browner, Tara


Musical Journeys in Sumatra

By Kartomi, Margaret J.



Jackson Library has many resources to explore on the topic of World Music. On this page is just a small sample of what we have to offer.

Online Journals

  • The World of Music

    The world of music (new series) is an international scholarly journal dedicated to reporting and reflecting current theoretical perspectives  on and research in the field of the world’s music and dance.

  • Ethnomusicology Forum

    This journal provides a dynamic forum for the presentation of new thinking in the field of ethnomusicology, defined broadly as the study of "people making music", & encompasses the study of all music, including Western art music & popular music.

  • Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa

    Aims to combine ethnomusicological, musicological, music educational and performance-based research in a unique way to promote the musical arts on the African continent.


Bearcat Search

Try a Bearcat Catalog Search for ethnomusicology OR world music

Open Online Databases

Open Resources

In addition to a wide spectrum of musical performances from around the world, it includes stories, jokes, sermons, personal narratives, interviews conducted by Lomax and his associates

Explore more than a decade of Radio 3 on-location recordings from 2000 to the present in our World Music archive, recording the life and musical traditions of countries ranging from Brazil to North Korea and Cuba to Turkmenistan.

The Global Jukebox is dedicated to our remote ancestors, to our parents, grandparents and teachers, and is a gift offered to present and future generations—a gift of sound, movement, and growing knowledge.

Link TV brings you the sights and sounds of the world with music videos, documentaries, and concerts that are entertaining and insightful.