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Middle Eastern Music: Sound Recordings

Middle East Music

UCB Library Holdings of Sound Recordings

In addition to the streaming audio databases, UCB owns many sound recordings of music from Middle Eastern countries that can be checked out from the Music Library. Search for them in the library catalog on keywords:

For example:  "music middle east" or "music [country name]"

  • Add terms to narrow the search results to particular people, countries, events, etc.
  • Refine your search results to "Audio" and make a note of the call number and location (Music Library, Media Resources Center, etc).
  • Sound recordings housed in the Music Library can be checked out for 7 days

Some examples to browse:

Music Armenia Music Syria Songs Arabic
Music Egypt Music Turkey Sufi Music
Music Iran Jews music Umm Kulthūm

Streaming Music

Contemporary World Music -- Middle East

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.