New Listening Database Available: Contemporary World Music!

Need an example of flamenco music for a class? Would you like to explore how music addresses issues of social justice around the world? Do you just want to listen to some zydeco or calypso? Then
Contemporary World Music (CWM) is the database for you! Albertsons Library now offers access to over 50,000 tracks plus liner notes, through the recent addition of Contemporary World Music to our list of listening databases (which also includes American Song, African American Song, Classical Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sounds for Libraries).

CWM’s publisher,
Alexander Street Press, notes “Contemporary World Music complements Alexander Street’s Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries®, together offering a cross-searchable source of more than 85,000 tracks.” Music gives us a window into the cultures that create it and “Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent, for scholarship and pure enjoyment.” As an interdisciplinary database, Contemporary World Music will serve scholars and students across many disciplines as a “source for research in musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, folklore, and performance studies.”

You can access CWM any time by going to the Albertsons Library
database page and clicking on “Contemporary World Music.” The library also offers access to CWM (and most of our other databases) from your home computer; you merely need your BroncoWeb ID and password to login. For more information, feel free to contact Amy Elliott, Reference Librarian, at x6-4302 or by email.

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