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Middle Eastern Music: Books and Articles

Middle East Music

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Access UC Library Search directly or from the Library homepage to find most (what isn't included?) books, articles, media, archival collections, and more from: 

  • UC Berkeley
  • Other UC Libraries
  • WorldCat (select Advanced Search, then WorldCat)

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  • Saved records and searches.
  • Requested and borrowed items.
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Reference Sources on Middle Eastern Music

UC Berkeley Library owns many online and print sources written about a variety of musical traditions of the Middle East.

Here are some Reference books to get you started:


Examples of book topics to browse in the library catalog:
Music Armenia    Music Syria Songs Arabic
Music Egypt Music Turkey Sufi music
Music Iran Jews music Umm Kulthūm


Enter similar KEYWORD terms in the catalog search box and then limit your results by format, language, availability, etc on the left side of the screen.

When you find a title in the catalog that you want, note its call number and location (Main stacks, NRLF, Music Library, etc).


Search here to find full-text journal articles as well as books in the library catalog.

Specific databases for articles and literature on music to explore include: