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An African music audio archive: Digital Collection of East African Recordings

November 9th, 2009

in African Studies Library, Music Library

We call your attention to an important newer audio streaming resource for the study of traditional music in contemporary Africa. The Digital Collection of East African Recordings  has, since 2004, captured adults and children performing live in rural and urban regions of Uganda. Over 1300 examples of traditional music are now processed and described in great detail. This collection, the DCEAR,  forms a portion of Vanderbilt University’s Global Music Archive.

The collection is open access for educational and non-commercial purposes. The file format is .rm and utilizes RealPlayer.

Locate more African music resources with additional pointers to the African Studies Library and the African Outeach Library.