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  • UCLA Ethnomusicology Catalog  
    Founded in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive holds over 150,000 recordings. Collections include non-commercial field recordings and commercially produced recordings of traditional, folk, popular, and art musics from Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas on a variety of audiovisual formats.
  • UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive on the Online Archive of California (OAC)
    Collection guides to recordings in the Ethnomusicology Archive.
  • UCLA Library Catalog  
    Books and journals on Ethnomusicology.
  • WorldCat: The World's Largest Library Catalog lets you search 1.5 billion items available through the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.
  • Melvyl  
    Melvyl provides information about books, journals, and other materials held by UCLA, other University of California (UC) campuses, and libraries worldwide. It also contains records for individual articles from selected databases.
  • UCLA Instructional Media Library Catalog
    One of UCLA's central resources for the collection and maintenance of instructional media (film, video, DVD).

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Mantle Hood and Gamelan Khjai Mendung


Tsun-Yuen Lui Playing Qin


Manoochehr Sadeghi Playing Santur


Mantle Hood Filming Atumpan in Ghana



This guide is intended to assist UCLA students, staff, and faculty interested in Ethnomusicology. You will find information here on both print and electronic resources. If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see included, please email me. 

Remember, there are countless resources available. If you need more information or assistance, ASK A LIBRARIAN in the Music Library or the Ethnomusicology Archive.


  • Ethnomusicology (journal) on JSTOR
    The official peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Its scholarly articles represent current theoretical perspectives and research in ethnomusicology and related fields. Aimed at a diverse audience of musicologists, anthropologists, folklorists, cultural studies scholars, musicians, and others, this inclusive journal also features book, recording, film, video, and multimedia reviews.

Ethnomusicology Review

  • Ethnomusicology Review
    Ethnomusicology Review is a multilingual, refereed publication for interdisciplinary music scholarship. It is the graduate student publication of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology and is edited by graduate students and refereed by a faculty advisory board. Be sure and check out the "From the Archives" column which, among other things, highlights noteworthy items in the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive’s collections.



A World of Music (UCLA Ethnomusicology, 1972)

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I Gde Manik Playing Kendang -- silent film recorded in Bali by Colin McPhee in the 1930s


American Folk Music with Ethnomusicologists Anthony Seeger and Jacqueline DjeDje


Music of Brazil Ensemble

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Charles Seeger at the Melograph


Mantle Hood in Ghana


Suenobi Togi Dancing in Bugaku


Robert Ayitee Playing Drums


UCLA Mariachi Ensemble