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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

Bibliographies and Discographies of African Music

Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: June 9, 1975

African Music. Journal of the African Music Society (Roodepoort, Transvaal, South Africa, 1948- ). Includes book and record reviews and notices.

Gaskin, L. J. P.
A Select Bibliography of Music in Africa. London: International African Institute, African Bibliography Series B, 1965.

Hickerson, Joseph C., et. al.
"Current Bibliography and Discography." Section of Ethnomusicology: Journal of the Society of Ethnomusicology (Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1955-).

Kunst, Jaap.
Ethnomusicology: A Study of Its Nature, Its Problems, Methods and Representative Personalities to Which is Added a Bibliography. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1959. Supplement. 1960. Reprinted 1974.

Merriam, Alan P.
African Music on LP: An Annotated Discography. Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois, 1970.

"An Annotated Bibliography of African and African-derived Music Since 1936." Africda [London], volume 21, number 4, October 1959, pp. 319-329.

Thieme, Darius L.
African Music: A Briefly Annotated Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Music Division, 1964. Available from the Supertintendant of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

Varley, Douglas H.
African Native Music: An Annotated Bibliography. London: The Royal Empire Society, 1936. Reprint edition, Folkestone and London: Dawsons, 1970.


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