Black People : The African Music Encyclopedia

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    African Music

    African Music

    The African Music Encyclopedia
    African Music Around the World

    African Music Archives
    The archive began to operate officially with the opening up of a new position at the opening at the Institute of Ethnology and African Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz in October 1991. In the preceding years numerous activities in the direction of a coming archive were undertaken. Research, collecting and teaching in the area of modern African music, partially funded by outside grants, finally succeeded in convicting the Ministry and the University to provide at least one position to get this archive on a firm ground.

    African Music and Drumming Resources on the Web

    African Music on the Net

    Africa on Roots World

    African Music Hub
    The African Music Hub was designed and supported by a number of enthusiasts.

    African Music Home Page

    International Library of African Music
    Fifty years ago, in 1954, Hugh Tracey founded ILAM in Roodepoort, outside Johannesburg, as a research and archival centre for traditional African music. This was the start of the thousands of recordings he made through eastern, central and southern Africa which resulted in the 'Music of Africa' and the 'Sound of Africa' which you can find described on this web site, now all digitised and available on CD. At that time to take an interest in African music was considered eccentric, not only to say crazy. Fifty years later, Hugh Tracey's vision has been fulfilled, with African music now held in the respect it has always deserved