Drop Me Off in Harlem: Faces of the Renaissance

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Faces of the Renaissance

“What happens when creative and intellectual minds, wealthy patrons, and fervent activists live in the same place? Discover how prominent figures in Harlem influenced, challenged, and supported one another in the period between 1917 and 1935. Investigate how their collective and individual voices reflected and shaped what we now call the Harlem Ren …
Subject: Reference–Biographies; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Biography; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music

Guitar Foundation of America Archives/Research

Guitar Foundation of America Archives/Research

Offers online and print resources for guitar research, supplied in part from the organization’s archives. Subjects include guitar history, music scores, societies and forums and discussion groups.
Subject: Reference–Associations & Organizations; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments

Cora Connection: The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa

Cora Connection: The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa

Resources for the West African Mandinka kora (cora), a lute like instrument that is played in a style similar to that of a flamenco guitar. The site also includes clips of the balaphone, a marimba-like instrument and ngoni, a plucked lute.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Chicago Landmarks

Chicago Landmarks

This is the official website from the city of Chicago on Chicago’s landmarks. Take virtual tours of Chicago’s buildings, learn about some of Chicago’s architects, find out about Chicago’s architectural styles, and more!
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–United States Travel & Tourism; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–G-K–Illinois; Art, Music & Museums–Buildings & Cities (Architecture); School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Geography

Digital Tradition Folk Song Database

Digital Tradition Folk Song Database

A searchable database “containing the words and music to thousands of folk songs.” Each entry has the lyrics, some also have the music and an .au file of the melody. Titles or full text can be searched.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk

Music Information Centre Norway

Music Information Centre Norway

Genres on this website include: world/folk/ethnic; jazz; classical/contemporary; pop/rock/electronica. There are also sections dedicated to artist biographies, CD reviews, and music downloads. Available in both English and Norwegian.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

EMP Museum

EMP Museum

The museum presents interpretive, interactive exhibitions in popular music, including rock, jazz, country, hip-hop, and more. Also provides calendars for live music events and shows. View memorabilia and artifacts, and listen to musicians tell their stories.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Hip Hop Timeline

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Hip Hop Timeline

This Seattle museum offers an excellent interactive timeline covering the first two decades of Hip Hop, from its Bronx beginnings in the 1970s until 1992.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Riot Grrrl Retrospective

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Riot Grrrl Retrospective

Contains images and lyrics some may find inappropriate. “The Riot Grrrl Retrospective is an in-depth online exhibit that seeks to document and offer new insight into this important musical phenomenon.” Includes essays, photos, audio clips, and links related to the Riot Grrrl movement, primarily all female independent rock and punk bands from the Pa …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Punk & Hardcore; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative

CHICO Instrument Encyclopedia

CHICO Instrument Encyclopedia

Based out of the University of Michigan, The Instrument Encyclopedia showcases “some of the world’s most interesting musical instruments.” The database provides users with instrument images, textual descriptions and an occasional sound file.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

“Covering a three-month period in 1939, the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip documents a wide variety of musical styles from eight different states.” This online presentation provides access to over 600 audio recordings of folksongs, related photos and other graphic images, as well as transcribed, searchable text for all the …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–West South Central (Southern); Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–South Atlantic States (Southern); Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–East South Central States (Southern)

Historic American Sheet Music Project

Historic American Sheet Music Project

“The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3,042 pieces from the collection, published in America between 1850 and 1920.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

This site showcases Musica Antiqua’s large replica instrument collection by supplying photos, descriptions, original quotes, additional sources, and sounds of the instruments used in performing early music.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Middle Ages (Medieval); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Renaissance

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

This comprehensive directory of African resources covers many topics including: Current Events/News (including African newspapers), Art, Culture, Education, History, Maps, Music, Politics, Religion, Travel, and more. Country information is also included, as is regional information for Central, East, Southern and West Africa, as well as the Indian O …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Education; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Regional & Country Information–Africa; Arts & Humanities–Archives & Records Management–Online Catalogs–Africa; Reference–Web Directories; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Africa Travel & Tourism; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Civil Rights; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Women; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Government And Politics

Black Film Center/Archive

Black Film Center/Archive

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University “is a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of black experience.” The sit …
Subject: Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Databases; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music

Black Film Research Online

Black Film Research Online

Here is a resource guide for the study of black film culture.
Subject: Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Databases; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music

Ohwejagehka Iroquois Earth Songs

Ohwejagehka Iroquois Earth Songs

A discussion of the social songs of the Iroquois community complete with recorded examples. Examples include the Standing Quiver, the Moccasin Dance, and the Smoke Dance.
Subject: Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Native American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Native American History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings

???A multimedia Web site devoted to the first half-century of recorded sound in Canada.??? The site provides information on famous Canadian musicians and composers, Canadian recording companies and images of 78rpm records. It also includes videos, audios of classic records and podcasts. Available in both English and French.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–Canadian History