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Music 222: Music of the World's Peoples

Evaluating Websites

Evaluate the information available on websites using the guidelines found here.

A word of caution: If you use Wikipedia, keep in mind its general its disclaimer that

"nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by professionals with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information...Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields."

Selected Websites


  • Ethnomusicology Music: Sites by Region Extensive list of world music links maintained by the Music Library at the University of Washington.
  • World Music Central Features the latest news, CD and concert reviews, articles, an events calendar, and resources
  • Global Music Archive Audio recordings with particular emphasis on the African Diaspora
  • Internet Archive (audio) This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.