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Guide to Streaming Audio & Video Collections

Streaming Audio & Video Collections

The streaming databases listed below are available to the UC Berkeley community by subscription. Remote or off-campus access is restricted to UCB students, faculty, and staff. 

        New in May 2021:
Ethnomusicology Global Field Recordings. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, the material in this collection includes thousands of audio field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage, field notebooks, slides, correspondence and ephemera from over 60 fields of study.

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Music and Performing Arts Online, a cross-search (combined search) of several streaming audio databases by Alexander Street Press available at UC Berkeley, includes the following components: 

  • Contemporary World Music
    Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. protests, and more. Part of Alexander Street Press's Music and Performing Arts Online
  • Ethnographic Sound Archives Online
    Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together 2,000 hours of audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s—the dawn of ethnomusicology as a codified discipline. Building on their predecessors’ early sound collecting methods, ethnomusicologists began to fill in gaps on the world music map, traveling to field sites to record and document music in its broader cultural context. These collectors’ bodies of work contain some of the most comprehensive surveys of regional music on record, including Mark Slobin’s survey of Afghan music, Nazir Jairazbhoy’s survey of classical Indian music, and Hugh Tracey’s survey of southern and central African music. Part of Alexander Street Press's Music and Performing Arts Online

Historical Recordings, Open Access