Each volume of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study.
The 10 encyclopedia volumes are:
Volume 1: Africa
Volume 2: South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
Volume 3: The United States and Canada
Volume 4: Southeast Asia
Volume 5: South Asia: The Indian Subcontinent
Volume 6: The Middle East
Volume 7: East Asia: China, Japan, Korea
Volume 8: Europe
Volume 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands
Volume 10: The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools
Each volume is fully searchable by keyword either across all volumes or limited to one specific volume. Interested in African fishing songs? Search for "fishing songs" and limit your search to the African Music volume.
This set can also be found in print in the Carrier Library Reference section at call number ML100 .G16 1998 (10 vols.)